If you live in Nyeri, Nyahururu or Nakuru, there’s a huge chance that this is where your meat comes from.
It’s one of Kenya’s most beautiful counties, blessed with rich cultures, wildlife and landscapes that are a treat for anyone venturing into northern Kenya. Malnutrition, poor agricultural practices and poor infrastructure have invited poverty and left the residents of Marsabit unable to take advantage of economic opportunities as vast as the county. FH Kenya have stepped in to change this.
It was a pleasure being on the frontline of a significant moment in Kenya’s history, thanks to IMG Kenya and the doors that pursuing my passion have opened for me. I was called upon to cover the second inauguration of Kenya’s fourth president on 28th November 2017 at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.
On trips like these, I appreciate the ability pursuing passion and not profit has given me. While many other Nairobians were stuck in rain traffic or caught up in clouds of tear gas from anti-IEBC demonstrations, I was engulfed in fresh air and sandwiched by beautiful landscapes, in the company of great friends and amazing wildlife.
Located on the south eastern slopes of Kilimanjaro and sitting on the border of Kenya and Tanzania, I’ve always considered Lake Chala to be the best doof mpararo location in East Africa. Last August, I got a chance to experience it again with Onetouch during one of our monthly photographic expeditions.
I’ve never tried to have a one-on-one with Uhuru Kenyatta or William Ruto, but something tells me it wouldn’t be that easy: whom would I call for a number? Or talk to to tell someone who would whisper to them that I’d like to have a word? There must be a long list of protocol to be observed, most likely starting with my area Chief and DO (do they still exist?) even before you get to my MCA. I have however experienced a truth that bypassed protocol and got me seating at the same table with them, literally.
Lions have never loved my camera. In my countless encounters with them, I’ve only managed to capture two good photos: in 2007 in the Mara, and 2009 in Amboseli. All other times, in Nakuru, Mara and even Nairobi National Park, they’ve either been sleeping, hiding behind bushes or not within the reach of my lenses.
I was recently called upon by the King Baudouin Foundation to document the innovations of this year’s King Baudouin African Development Prize winners. The Prize rewards outstanding contributions to development initiated and led by Africans in Africa. It also seeks to draw public attention to the many inspirational stories, including challenges and successes, emerging from Africa.
Our car was parked under a tree in a rhino sanctuary, grounded and unable to move, 50km away. We were running out of cash and the nearest ATM was 100km away. The sun was unbearably hot and shade was scarce.The Safaricom network was very patchy so we couldn’t easily make or receive calls. We were stuck in Sereolipi.
The light from the starry skies above faded as the sun pieced the morning clouds, illuminating the beauty of Marsabit’s Abdul Camp. Thick fog engulfed us. And as the smoke from the campfire breakfast danced with the fog, we packed our cameras and set out to explore Marsabit National Park.
In the beautiful heart of northern Kenya sits one of the most scenic community conservancies in Kenya. It covers 49,000 hectares teeming with wildlife that attracts visitors from far and wide. Apart from that, Kalama Community Conservancy is where some of Kenya’s most exquisite jewellery is made.
There’s been a lot of controversy about Kenya’s largest infrastructure project since independence, centred mostly around the Kshs327 billion price tag. I’m not here to throw my weight behind any of the arguments, but simply to show you what I saw when I took a ride from Nairobi to Mombasa.