So, I’m humbly requesting y’all to help me out on something. During my recent Cycling adventures I have cycled uphill and downhills. I’ve seen areas that when I was growing up had huge rivers which unfortunately at the moment have become brittle rivers flowing in an irregular broken current producing a soft and meek bubbling sound. The huge rocks that were once submerged by water are are now nakedly exposed burning under the scorching sun.
It was Valentine’s and I decided to take my baby out 🚲.I had a meeting at the famous Karura Forest that day, located at Gigiri, so I decided to take her with me so I could do a couple of rounds in the forest. At around 2:30pm, my meeting was over and I grabbed my baby. Off we cycled into the deep woods. On my way I met lots of couples since it was lover’s day, hehe. I did my first rounds till I met a group of hikers that asked me where the waterfall was. I gave them the directions to the beautiful, calm waterfall, where families and friends could sit on the stones and listen to the bubbling water flowing downhill.
"That’s when reality hit me, honestly we need to plant trees. No joke, the climate change we keep hearing about day in day out, is beginning actually it has already hit us badly. "
- Dennis Dekit Kimani -
That inspired me to visit the caves and the wonderful waterfall. I cycled uphill from the butterfly lake where either by bad or good luck, (I am betting on bad luck) I never saw any butterfly😓. Shock on me when I got to the waterfall 😓😓 The once huge Rui Ruaka “River Ruaka” had turned to a stream with no waterfall…so sad.
That’s when reality hit me, honestly we need to plant trees. No joke, the climate change we keep hearing about day in day out, is beginning actually it has already hit us badly. Hence the drying up of a few major rivers like Ewaso Nyiro in Isiolo. If only Prof. Wangari Maathai was alive, maybe she would’ve urged us to continue saving our planet and hopefully this would not have happened.
My only request to y’all is, kindly, let us plant as many trees as possible.
I have taken initiative and started planting some trees at my paps land, hehe, somewhere in Redhill. Let’s not wait for Worlds Tree Planting Day.
As Margaret Mead once said, “We won’t have a Society if We Destroy the Environment”.