Category: Kenya

Timeless Turkana now in flux; Rupi Mangat; East African

Photo: Rupi Mangat

By volume, Lake Turkana is the world’s fourth-largest salt lake after the Caspian Sea.

Source: Timeless Turkana now in flux

International Hydropower Association announces new commitment to World Heritage sites and protected areas; Unesco

Photo: Doron

Source: International Hydropower Association announces new commitment to World Heritage sites and protected areas

How Kenyans are resisting one of the largest development projects in East Africa; Dominic Kirui; Waging Nonviolence

Photo: WNV/Dominic Kirui

After making little progress, climate justice organizers in Kenya joined with youth, farmers and women to fight for sustainable development.

Source: How Kenyans are resisting one of the largest development projects in East Africa

How shows by shore are keeping Fort Jesus alive; Ishaq Jumbe; Standard Media

Broadcasts portray life before the fort, then takes the audience through specifications and fortifications that rendered it supposedly impregnable.

Source: How shows by shore are keeping Fort Jesus alive

Two Kenyan heritage sites to benefit from UN funding; Caroline Chebet; Standard Media

Two World Heritage sites in Kenya have been picked by a UN agency to benefit from a Sh64 million fund put up to cushion such sites in Africa from the coronavirus impact.

Source: Two Kenyan heritage sites to benefit from UN funding

Two world heritage sites in Kenya picked for conservation funding; Caroline Chebet; Standard Media

The two sites in Kenya emerged among 22 others that had applied for the funding.

Source: Two world heritage sites in Kenya picked for conservation funding

Five Eastern African countries receive #SOSAfricanHeritage grants to promote COVID-19 resilience; Unesco

Source: Five Eastern African countries receive #SOSAfricanHeritage grants to promote COVID-19 resilience

UN proposes Coast forests be made world heritage sites; Caroline Chebet; Standard Media

Unesco says they have complex ecosystems with many species of plants and animals.

Source: UN proposes Coast forests be made world heritage sites

Lake Turkana: A lifeline in danger of running dry; Edward Mungai; Business Daily Africa

Lake Turkana — the world’s largest desert lake — is at the risk of going extinct in coming years should there be no strategic interventions.

Source: MUNGAI: Lake Turkana: A lifeline in danger of running dry

Why Kenya Is the Hottest Tourist Destination in 2020?; Marela Bush; Chart Attack

There is definitely a lot one can discover and enjoy, so let’s take a look at what Kenya has to offer and why exactly it is one of the must-visit places this year.

Source: Why Kenya Is the Hottest Tourist Destination in 2020? – Chart Attack

The changing face of Lamu; Wendy Watta; The Nation

Lamu is a pearl to be polished and looked after.

Source: TRAVEL & LEISURE: The changing face of Lamu

Hotel construction threatens globally-acclaimed Rift Valley lake; Caroline Chebet; The Standard

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From far, flamingoes’ pink and white patterns are a sight to behold. And except for the quacks of pelicans and fish eagles perched on the heap of stones…

Source: Hotel construction threatens globally-acclaimed Rift Valley lake

Dispatches From The AIA – July 2019; Archaeological Institute of America

Source: Dispatches From The AIA – July 2019 – Archaeological Institute of America

Keeping ancient site pristine, safe; Fred Oluoch; The East African

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Its listing on the Unesco List is a major boost to Kenya’s western tourism circuit.

Source: Keeping ancient site pristine, safe

Why Thim Lich Oinga hosted the World Heritage Sites celebration; Manuel Odeny; The Star

It was inaugurated as a World Heritage Site after a painstaking process that started in the 1980s…

Source: Why Thim Lich Oinga hosted the World Heritage Sites celebration

The scramble for Thim Lich Ohinga begins; Kevine Omollo; The Standard

However, other clans have opposed any changes to the site’s history records.

Source: The scramble for Thim Lich Ohinga begins : The Standard

History behind Kenya’s best heritage sites; Peter Muiruri; The Standard

If you are millennial, you may never know that in 1989, the then KANU government wanted to construct a 62-storey building to be known as the Kenya Tim…

Source: History behind Kenya’s best heritage sites : The Standard

AIA Site Preservation Grant Recipient Named World Heritage Site; AIA

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Ceremony marks elevation of Thimlich Ohinga site; Cecil Odongo; Nation

Dry-stone walled settlement was probably built in the 16th century, according to UNESCO.

Source: Ceremony marks elevation of Thimlich Ohinga site

Rapid Response Facility (RRF) releases funds to fight flames in Mount Kenya National Park; Unesco

Source: Rapid Response Facility (RRF) releases funds to fight flames in Mount Kenya National Park

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