Why Kenya should embrace the drone technology.

Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs) commonly known as drones are used as mapping platforms, and are aircrafts with no pilot on board . They can be remote controlled aircrafts (e.g. flown by a pilot at a ground control station) or can fly autonomously based on pre-programmed flight plans or more complex dynamic automation systems. These platforms…

Agribusiness;the backbone of the Kenyan economy.

Nobody likes the feeling of having empty pockets every day.Lack of money or being broke as some call it can be traumatising. The disappointment one gets when the phone buzzes only to check and find a “Please Call Me” text message instead of an  M-pesa one. The feeling of hopelessness and desperation that comes every…

Five things no one will tell you about when joining A Rocha Kenya

It has been an exciting,eye opening and educative journey  with A Rocha Kenya; a christian conservation organization that is part of the  larger International Network of A Rocha organizations in 19 countries around the world. With offices in Nairobi and Watamu, A Rocha Kenya aims to conserve and restore threatened habitats and biodiversity through research, environmental action,…

A humming bird I choose to be.

Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund; established in 2012, by The Rockefeller Foundation,Kenya Community Development Foundation(KCDF) and Green Belt Movement(GBM) is an environmental innovations fund set up in memory of The Late Nobel Laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai. It  is aimed at developing action-oriented young people with strong values and commitment to the conservation of the physical and…

My two cents worth in.

Grandmothers,mothers,aunts and nieces are very essential people in a family as well as the society at large.(Perhaps wondering why dear reader). Ever wondered why,a child when hungry,injured or in dire need of an item, runs to the mother instead of the father? Well,because he or she knows the mother will provide whatever he or she…

To draw a red line or not?

Did you know that the Maasai believe that: elephants descended  from a young girl Siangiki who was reluctant to get married and looked at the mother’s house(which was a taboo) and immediately her body started swelling with her ears becoming huge? Photo courtsey of Deeble and Stone 2014. That the Maasai place blades of grass …

In the spirit of conservation and mentorship

It is said that,when you love something deeply and genuinely you can cross a million mountains just to get it. Well,my love for conservation and mentorship, saw my colleague Stephie Ojiambo and i drive on a muddy road for four hours just to mentor girls in Osieko secondary school in Busia county. The headgirl addressing…

Three important things to know before cutting down any tree.

Residents of Kitui are currently being faced by a snake invasion menace.These snakes creep up into the locals’ houses at night in search of water to cool their systems. This year so far the temperatures have increased immensely as compared to the previous years.The long rains usually experienced in March have not yet been received.Leaving…

Do you know me?

Birds are beautiful creatures that liven up the earth’s surface.Did you know that some birds are named according to the colour of their feathers or eyes or according to the type of food they eat? And have you ever seen a bird flying or just perched on a tree and wished you knew it’s name?…

Deforestation:a significant contributor to climate change.

Lakes  are drying, rivers turning into streams,glaciers melting profusely,arid and semi arid  lands extending,rainfall becoming unpredictable and wild animals rapidly decreasing.Blame it on the  massive deforestation of the Kenyan forests. Brachylaena huillensis(silver oak) stump in Ngong road forest. According to FAO Forest Resource Assessment 1990, Kenya is classified among the countries with low forest cover…