President Uhuru Kenyatta has lauded the US government for supporting Kenya’s wildlife conservation.
President Kenyatta acknowledged the closer working partnerships between the two countries in the fight against wildlife poachers and traffickers that posed a threat to Kenya’s world famous game.
The President said cooperation in wildlife conservation programmes, find http://dentalrealsaltillo.com/components/com_k2/views/itemlist/view.feed.php present a new area for enhancing the existing cordial relations between Kenya and the US.
The President was Tuesday speaking during a meeting with the US Secretary for Interior Ms. Sally Jewell who paid him a courtesy call at State House, site http://cne.cv/components/com_newsfeeds/views/category/tmpl/default_children.php Nairobi.
He welcomed efforts by the US to bring on board Asian countries, remedy especially China, to fight the illegal wildlife trade.
“Your presence here is a show of commitment to working together as partners,” the President told the visiting US Secretary.
The President said Kenya is focused on partnering with other countries in conserving wildlife and other endangered species.
“We are ready to work with everybody because this is not just for us but for future generations globally. We cannot afford to allow our wildlife to be wiped out,” posed the President.
The US Secretary for Interior assured that the Obama administration will continue to partner with the Kenya Government and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) to ensure local communities are involved in wildlife conservation.
“Here in Kenya you have some models that are working very well with NGOs and county governments. The solution is not only in fencing but rather working with local communities in wildlife conservation,” she said.
During President Obama’s visit to the country last year, US undertook to provide financial support to wildlife conservation in Northern Kenya.
The US gave a commitment of $800,000 (over Ksh. 80million) to protect wildlife in East Africa including a 3-year poaching and trafficking assessment programme in Kenya to be carried out in partnership with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, a Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network.
To deepen cooperation in conservation, Kenya and the US yesterday signed an MOU on Natural Resource Management Cooperation to build the country’s technical capacity to combat wildlife trafficking, expand biodiversity conservation and adaptation of climate change.
The MOU was signed by Environment and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Professor Judy Wakhungu and the visiting US Interior Secretary.
In the MOU, the US Government will support Kenya in technology, capacity building and in forensic analysis.
The MOU fosters improved technology, training wildlife rangers and information sharing as the best tools to counter the menace.
It is expected to effectively curb illegal trafficking and trade through improved surveillance at Kenya’s ports of entry and ports of exit.
The US Government will also help in engaging communities on benefits accruing from wildlife
“I want to thank you and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta for raising awareness of wildlife conservation globally,” the visiting US Secretary said.
A statement reportedly issued by the Eritrean government compelling men to marry at least two women has caused excitement on social media with enthusiasts expressing their intention to relocate to the horn of Africa.
Eritrea is known for her brutally beautiful ladies.
Grafted pictures of buses overcrowded with men travelling to Eritrea have gone viral on Facebook.
Concocted pictures of Kenyans flocking the Eritrean Embassy in Nairobi seeking visas to Asmara also have flooded social media sites including Twitter.
The government is said to have threatened that men who defy the order will be jailed.
The government’s alleged decision is based on the fact that thousands of men were lost in Ethiopia-Eritrea war between 1998 to 2000.
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The government’s alleged new law also provides that, “The woman who tries to prevent her husband from marrying another wife shall be punished to life imprisonment.”