Three days and the clouds keep giving. It rained again and it seems today the skies will keep giving. The rain is a welcomed relief. After the months we’ve had; the harsh sun, the drought induced conflict, the dying trees, cattle and wild beings and the loss of human life. Yes, climate change is real and we have seen it, experienced it and felt it.
In the past few months we have seen men and women dig barren land where rivers once were in search of mud fish; we have seen cattle stagger to their death; we have woken up to one of the worst and least documented human-wildlife conflict; and we have seen the jewel of this land turned into conflict zone.
With the rains comes hope. We have a chance to set up effective drought mitigation policies. Kenya has an opportunity to reflect on the wildlife conservation policies; how will indigenous communities co-exist with the wildlife? How will conservancies give back to the communities? How will peace be rebuilt? As the rain falls, take it in, love it, embrace it and thank the universe. It was a damn close call!