The woman who found whales in Kenya , what a cock & bull story by CNN.

” The woman who found whales” seriously ??

What a cock and bull story in 2021.

How can such crap sneek through editors and producers watchful eyes.

While I appreciate positive stories about my country I dont hesitate to express my displeasure when a channel like CNN with a few people who came to Kenya some 10 years ago try to rewrite history. I am afraid I don’t take such lying down . I am rabidly one very proud African and Kenyan. Come and live here but dont ever attempt to patronize us.

If we discovered Whales and Dolphins some 10 years ago where did we get a name like Nyangumi swahili name for Whale ? Even in my somali language we call it Yibiri. We ain’t as daft as some of these may think, a century ago yes you could get away with such but sorry not in 2021.

Kenya embraced conservation before she ever thought of visiting Kenya let alone come to live here.

Malindi Watamu was gazetted as protected marine park in 1968 five years after Kenyans independence and 52 years ago we did that specifically to protect these marines life and most likely before she was even born.

Fact: Kenya did carry out the first aerial survey for dolphins and whales way back in 1995 which is 26 years ago and it is all documented.

To CNN , our women found whales and dolphins time immemorial and such heading are nothing but patronizing. Even for marketing purposes we embraced whales 15+ years ago.

To claim that KWS had no idea we had Dolphins in Watamu is an insult to KWS marine rangers and scientists.

Folks this is how stories are cooked chasing donor funding.

We appreciate all the men and women who have chosen to settle in Kenya and also chosen to help in conservation without trying to spin a baseless story .

To CNN and the main source of this story you earn yourself a bouquet of barbs from me . Give us publicity minus those stories that are written with Dr Livingstone and Speke mindset discovering this or that .

Oh please we are in 2021 so such lies we stop them in their tracks.

Mohammed Hersi
Mombasa

Published by Mohammed Hersi

Chairman Kenya Tourism Federation . Certified Governance Trainer by Centre For Corporate Governance Nairobi Kenya. Past President Rotary Club Of Mombasa. Passionate about matters Africa.

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