In­au­gu­ral wild run for con­ser­va­tion

The Star (Kenya) - - Sasa Living -

Hun­dreds of wildlife con­ser­va­tion en­thu­si­asts in­clud­ing over 300 Chi­nese res­i­dents and visi­tors re­cently gath­ered at the Ngong Road For­est, Nairobi for the in­au­gu­ral Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion Color Run (‘Wild Run’).

The event saw par­tic­i­pants race along a scenic fivek­ilo­me­tre course through the for­est, as vol­un­teers threw colour­ful dyes on pass­ing run­ners. Post-race was a lively af­fair full of colour, laugh­ter, food and good con­ver­sa­tion.

The event was co-or­gan­ised by the Hu­mane So­ci­ety In­ter­na­tional, China House, Stand Up Shout Out and the Africa Net­work for An­i­mal Wel­fare. In at­ten­dance was KWS direc­tor gen­eral Ki­tili Mbathi.

“I am for­tu­nate that my chil­dren have seen elephants in the wild. Our chal­lenge is to make sure your chil­dren and grand­chil­dren have the same op­por­tu­nity,” he said.

/ MOSES MALINDI

1. Grace Wair­ima, Jia Qiao and Win­nie Gao. 2. Barni Warsame, Hamza Khan, Usman Zahid and Mi­nahil Qureshi. 3. A ‘Tie and Dye’ af­fair. 4. Michelle Mukuru, Rushab Shah and Aleena Ru­pani.

5. Some of the par­tic­i­pants. 6. KWS Direc­tor Gen­eral Ki­tili Mbathi with Wildlife Di­rect com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager Pa­tri­cia Sewe. 7. Ashish Luhar with Heet Pa­tel. 4

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