Lives do not matter in a post-Covid Kenya where ‘Profit Before Life’ remains a fact. So please sign the petition ‘Save Nairobi National Park – Save NNP’ to stop the construction of a luxury hotel that will destroy these animals’ habitat. The June 30th deadline for public comments on development plans for Nairobi National Park looms. Under the cover of coronavirus, the government of Kenya has pushed through development plans which will have detrimental impact on indigenous communities and wildlife.
“To ignore an entire Maasai community and its livelihood for the enjoyment of a few is the “othering” of our lives,” – Nkamunu Patita, Maasai community leader.
The fate of nature reserves across Kenya and Africa hangs by a string as a precedent is set. The Nairobi National park was formed in the 1940s when the Maasai elders foresaw the City of Nairobi developing rapidly. As wildlife and nature is their way of life, they parted with their land, in agreement that the land be used for the sole purpose of conserving and preserving wildlife. The last few decades have seen the park encroached, land grabbed, sliced off and a massive railway cutting in through a protected area! We need to honor these previous traditions by NOT developing the park.
Please sign the petition here bit.ly/3eGbV0I and give support here gf.me/u/x6t98a