Former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta today received an award to mark her lifelong effort in wildlife conservation work in Africa.
Speaking when she received the award at her Nairobi home, the former First Lady noted that wildlife remains an important part of the planet, and it is humans who are actually tenants on the planet. “Every human being on this planet owes his existence to wildlife. We therefore need to live as if our lives depend on them, and not the other way round.”
She also noted that for anyone to truly show commitment to wildlife, they need to have large tracts of land that can host enough wild animals, starting from ants to the big five. This is evidence that enough that Wildlife conversation has been in her heart.
The annual prize is awarded to an African personality named Mama Ngina Kenyatta for their work that involves interaction with wild animals, and has been awarded every year since 1978.
This year’s award is a major win for Africans after recent negative media coverage where Westerners have been credited for discovering all animals in Africa.