Entries by Laikipia Wildlife Forum

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Help Us Wipe Out Rabies in Laikipia

  In 2015, the first Laikipia Rabies Vaccination Campaign (LRVC) vaccinated a total of 821 domestic dogs and cats.  That number and coverage has since increased with last year’s efforts reaching over 9,000 dogs and cats in the county. The 2018 LRVC plans to widen its scope reaching out to more communities by returning to […]

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Water Crisis: MKEWP Meets to deliberate on Government’s Directive On Water Intake Permits

The Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership Executive Committee called for an urgent meeting to address the water crisis in the upper basin The crisis, a result of a GOK directive to revoke all water intake permits, is the subject of great debate in the basin.  Following the directive, all abstractions from Mt. Kenya Rivers have […]

Valuing Land in Eastern Africa

You may be interested in a new edition of the journal ‘Critical African Studies’ on ‘Valuing Land in Eastern Africa’ . Attach is link to the journal: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcaf20/10/1 The special issue includes the local impacts of the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project in Marsabit County, Kenya. The abstract: “Lake Turkana Wind Power, situated on the […]

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Lessons from Farmers Field Day in Laikipia and Meru Counties

With the Kenyan weathermen predicting reduced rainfall in coming months, MKEWP joined farmers at field events held in Laikipia and Meru Counties. The Partnership joined with partners at Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Kisima Farm. Mutara Farmers Trip The Water Resource User Associations (WRUAs) from Mutara and Suguroi in Laikipia County rely on irrigation for farming […]

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New Leadership for the MKEWP Council: Moses Muthoki and George Kobia are elected!

Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership held its third Council meeting of 2018. The Council meeting brings together partners from over 14 organizations. In July, one of the agenda items was election of a new Chairperson and Deputy. Council Election For the first time since the establishment of Partnership, the council resolved to have two individuals […]

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County Government engages Laikipia Tourism Association over formation of a tourism board

The County Government of Laikipia hosted an engagement and consultative meeting with the private sector in Nanyuki to mark the first steps to developing a Public Private Partnership (PPP) for tourism. On 6th July, the Laikipia Tourism Association (LTA) joined the County Government in consultations on how best to promote sustainable tourism and to discuss […]

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Solar-Powered Fence Takes Shape in Arjiju Village

Community members residing in Arjiju Village, Mukogodo, have lived in harmony with elephants for decades. But changes in land use over the years, food security and population growth, Maasai communities have started practising small-scale agriculture. Yet, Arjiju Village has not enjoyed a full maize crop because of elephants raids on their farms. With the village […]

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Illegal Water Abstraction Impacts Mount Kenya

  The Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership (MKEWP) joined the Mount Kenya Trust to survey water abstraction in the northern moorlands of Mt. Kenya. The survey was conducted to look at compliance and how water abstraction is affecting the mountain. The trip to the mountain revealed the discouraging state of affairs on water resource management […]

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MKEWP Gets a Communication Strategy!

The Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership (MKEWP) is developing its first Communication Strategy. MKEWP’s stakeholders met for an inception workshop to discuss the best way to serve the information and communication needs of its partners given their diverse nature. The workshop was designed to develop a draft strategy to address the Partnership’s communication needs and […]

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Joint effort – A big win for Rugariga Springs!

 On June 5th, LWF and the Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership (MKEWP) marked the World Environment Day in a tree planting exercise at Rugariga Springs. The spring that gushes from the slopes of Mt Kenya, in Teleswani sub-catchment, was picked by the local community to undergo rehabilitation.  In recent years, the splendour of Rugariga has […]