On Friday the 6th Feb., Amara Conservation was among the stakeholders present for the much-awaited start of this event in the Tsavo Amboseli area. The walk that is a campaign for Elephant Neighbors Centre, with the slogan “The Ivory Belongs To Elephants”. We had our team from Amara that included Jacob Dadi, Isaac Maina and Peter Towett.
The message of the walk is to spread awareness and share information about the new wildlife conservation act. The walk will cover areas in Makueni, Kajiado and Taita-Taveta Counties. As the walk enters day four, we are more than happy to have been part of the organizing team as well as joining in the walk.
On the flag-off day we were joined by the Minister of Trade Tourism and Industry Makueni, Joshua Willy Wambua; the Director of Tourism Makueni, Diana Muli; the Director of Communication, Dalton Mbondo; the Director of Civil Education, John Sila Musyoka Kivungu; the Administrator, Theophilus Nzomo; and Miss Tourism, Mary Mutua. Many of the schools around Emali joined us as well during the walk. The walk was officially flagged-off by Tourism Minister Wambua and Madam Josephine Nkerdienye, the First Lady of Kajiado County.
It’s going to be a hot and long walk for Jim and his team, and we are pleased to be able to host and support them. His goals seem similar to our own, and the more people hear our message, the more power it has!