City county partners with Rwanda to clean Nairobi

By Collins Omulo, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, in Daily Nation Published 28 January 2018 The Nairobi City County government has partnered with the Rwandan High Commission in an effort to improve cleanliness in the city. Rwandan High Commissioner to Kenya James Kimonyo said that the partnership has been informed by the need to […]

Sonko: Half a million homes in Nairobi slums lack water

By Collins Omulo, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, in Daily Nation  Published 17 January 2018 Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said that nearly half a million households in the city’s slums have no access to water or the water available to them is not sufficient to meet their basic needs. The governor said that […]

Kubasu: I shifted from maize to vegetable farming and it pays off

By Jeckonia Otieno, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, in The Standard Published 16 January 2018 One of the biggest problems facing farmers in fertile productive agricultural areas is land fragmentation. With smaller land parcels, experts call for a rethink on how to use the land. Some locals are already changing their agricultural practices.

How El Karama ranch mastered art of rearing cattle in the wild

By Collins Omulo, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, in Daily Nation Published 13 January 2018 Dry grass and occasional shrubbery dot Endana, a vast rural settlement about an hour’s drive from Nanyuki town in Laikipia County. Generally a dry area, there are few crop farming activities. Here, rough terrain prevails and predators roam wild […]

Kwale community owned elephant sanctuary facing extinction

By Janet Murikira, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, Baraka FM. Published Fri, January 12th 2018.  In a small room in the compound housing the servant quarters of the Kenya Wildlife Service in Kwale county, Kafari Mwarimo answers a phone call. “The park is not accessible at the moment,” Mwarimo says to the caller.

Swamp that is a lifeline to many rivers slowly shrinking

By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published Tue, January 9th 2018. Deep in the heart of Mau Forest Complex lies Napuiyapi swamp, one of the ecosystems that supports renowned lakes and rivers. Napuiyapi, in the local Ogiek dialect, refers to a place that holds a lot of water and is often considered […]

Olpejeta Conservancy rhino cemetery: Where ‘fallen giants’ are laid underneath tombstones

By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, in The Standard Published 4 January 2018 A tombstone marking the final resting place of a 12-month pregnant rhino felled by poachers stands conspicuously amid 15 others, under a tree at Olpejeta Conservancy in Laikipia County. Ishrini was 20 years old, on the verge of giving […]

Electric tuk tuk debuts in Kenya

By Evelyn Makena, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, in People Daily  Published 2 January 2018 Rickshaws or tuk tuks as they are commonly known locally, have become a popular means of transport. The means of transport, which is mainly preferred for its ability to navigate traffic faster, however, contributes to noise and air pollution.