Dance moves lighten up Liza Mackay art exhibition

A series of body movements painted on canvas, with the man in motion at the opening of the art exhibition of Liza Mackay’s latest work titled ‘Choreography’ at the Red Hill Art Gallery, Kiambu  Above: ”Choreography,” an art exhibition by Liza Mackay featuring Adam Chienjo at Red Hill, Kiambu. PHOTO | RUPI MANGAT Published: The […]

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FORT TERNAN: A tunnel to Kenya’s mixed colonial past

Above: At the train tunnel Fort Ternan. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: The East African magazine,  Nation media: 15-21 Jan 2022 We’re travelling back into time at 14 million years ago at the home of the ancient ape called the Kenyapithecus, unearthed by the famous first family of fossil finders in Kenya, Louis and Mary Leakey. […]

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The Big Surprise that is Tendeno forest in Kericho County, western Kenya

Published: Satmag Nation media 15 Jan 2022 Above: Tinderet forest bordering Tendeno forest from Williomson Tea Estate near Nandi Hills. Courtesy Avnish Pandhal At the crack of dawn on the last day of 2021, the sun in the eastern sky bursts like a furnace of red-orange flames to begin its daily swoop over the earth. […]

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The House Crow – Invader from the East, Flying Fast into Kenya’s Interior

Above: House Crow photographed by Francis Cherutich in Marigat near Lake Baringo on 3 January 2022 Published: May 2013 The East African Nation News Alert: January 2022 – As predicted if no action was taken, the House Crow would spread into the interior in five to 10 years. It’s proved to be true as per […]

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The Best of Ghetto Classics

Above: Cyndicate Kebei playing the French horn at Ghetto Classics. The window faces Dandora dumpsite. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: The East African Nation media 4-10 Dec 2021 The sound of music fills my ears, a cacophony of notes from different rooms behind closed doors. I open a random door at the end of the dimly-lit […]

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Elgon’s elusive elephants: Master architects of the caves

Above: Underground Elephant Procession in Mt Elgon Photo courtesy Ian Redmond   IanRedmond.co.uk Published: The East African Nation media: 20-26 November 2021 Mount Elgon straddles the Kenya-Uganda border and is a mountain of many unique traits yet relatively unknown compared to the bigger massifs like Kenya and Kilimanjaro. That it has the largest base of […]

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Trial of a killer elephant on centre stage: Exploring human-wildlife conflict by Youth Theatre Kenya

Above: Elephant matriarch and her family in Amboseli National Park. Published: The East African Nation media Oct 8, 2021 In a fascinating interactive play directed by 25-year-old Jazz Moll, founder of Youth Theatre Kenya, my attention like every other member of the audience, is on high alert. Presented in front of us in ‘court’ (the […]

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Airlines and Social Media not doing enough to stop illegal trade in wildlife

Above: A life behind bars for the owl. Courtesy WAP Published: The East African Nation 3-10 September 2021 The illegal wildlife trade is one of the five most lucrative global crimes that include arms, drugs, laundering money and human trafficking. It’s valued between $50-150 billion USD per year, according to United for Wildlife, that’s tackling […]

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Roars and Trumpets in Samburu

Above: First thing in the morning Elephant herd at Ewaso Nyiro Rver in Samburu National Reserve 2 Aug 2021. Copyright Rupi Mangat. Published: Satmag Nation newsaper 4 September 2021 Spectacular wildlife in Kenya’s arid north Part 1 of 4 The first inkling of drought in the great north is watching the lone elephant on the […]

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Ten exciting thrills in Loiyangalani, Lake Turkana

The desert town on the south-eastern shores of the Jade Sea aka Lake Turkana Above: South Island on Lake Turkana whe riving in to Loiyangalani. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: The East African magazine Nation media 4-10 September 2021 When you make it to Loiyangalani by road, it’s time to celebrate for it’s no mean achievement. […]

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