May 2018 - Magazine 7

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Shimba Hills




2. Exploring Shimba Hills

6. A sea turtle and her protectors

13. Matokeo - Sardine Rush in Diani

18. Diani Rules, 2018

22. Swahili on the go

23. Travel Tips 077 505 9069 | 0748 281 694

Cover Photo Credit: Ralph Winter Photo of the Month Credit: Rahim Khan | RaďŹ que Keshavjee

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Rare species and lush landscapes The Sable Antelope is large and stately, with white stripes down its face and imposing arched horns. It's also highly endangered. The last remaining population in Kenya is less than 100 strong, and lives in the Shimba Hills. Sable Antelope males are almost black, while the females are smaller and a rusty brown colour; their bellies, cheeks and chins are white; and while they're mostly grazers, they have been known to lick salt and chew bones to collect minerals. Perhaps the most unexpected thing about them is, however, that they've been seen to confront lions with their razor-sharp horns, and even to kill them. Yet the Sable Antelope is not the only unusual animal that has made its home on these forested slopes. Rare species of birds and mammals are found here in surprising numbers. There's the Elephant Shrew, whose long nose slightly resembles a trunk, and who is more closely related to an elephant than a shrew. Also known as a Jumping Shrew for its rabbit-like hops, this is one of the fastest small mammals and has been recorded doing speeds of over 28km per hour. Then there's the Bushy Tailed Mongoose, whose bushy tail at full extension is almost the length of its body, giving it the appearance of being twice the size it is. Being not only nocturnal, but also the colour of night, these elegant mongooses are seldom seen. The Greater Galago, also known as a Thick-tailed Bushbaby, is best known for its alarming night-time shrieks, sometimes likened to a baby crying, and is also known to spit, growl and scream. Small and beady-eyed, these nocturnal creatures leap like monkeys through the trees, but perhaps their oddest characteristic is that the second toe of their hind leg has a claw that they use, predominantly, for grooming.

Other creatures found here are lumbering elephants who manage to hide their bulk surprisingly well in the bush; graceful black-and-white colobus monkeys who can be seen leaping from tree to tree; scaly monitor lizards that feast on small reptiles, small mammals, ďŹ sh, birds and eggs; and nocturnal Fruit Bats, also known as Megabats, that dangle upside-down locating food with their keen sense of smell. Rare birds, too, ock here in numbers that are unexpected. Localised species with beautifully evocative names include the Red-necked Spurfowl, also known as the Red-necked Francolin; the Croaking Cisticola, the largest of the Cisticolas known for its frog-like croak; and the vivid, crimson Zanzibar Red Bishop. So what is it that draws these rare species to the Shimba Hills? Perhaps it's the wide variety of habitats that this national reserve has: coastal rainforest, woodland and grassland. Or perhaps it's the extraordinary plant biodiversity: of the 159 rare plants in Kenya, over 50% are found here, including cycads and orchids. Or perhaps it's the beauty of the region, with its many viewpoints overlooking the Mwaluganje Forest, its rushing river, and the lovely Sheldrick Falls. Whatever it is, there's no doubt that this, one of the largest coastal forests in East Africa, deserves a visit. Whether you come for a day from Diani, or stay for a week, there's plenty to feast the eyes on in the Shimba Hills.

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Where to Stay Shimba Hills Lodge A striking treehouse overlooking a waterhole, this owner-managed lodge has two suites, 22 twin rooms and 5 triples. A wooden treetop boardwalk leads from the lodge into the forest; on a platform at the end, sundowners or candlelit dinners can be served. Kutazama Set into the rocks, cliffs and trees of the escarpment, Kutazama has a main house, Orchid Treehouse Villa, and Frangipani Suite. Additional indulgences include landscaped gardens, an infinity pool and a dedicated team of staff. Pumzika Tu A private house high on a hill, Pumzika has six elegant bedrooms, all designed differently, and a spacious lounge and veranda with stunning views of the forest. Guests are free to plan their own activities and meals. KWS Sable Bandas The four simple rondavels, managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service, share a communal kitchen and outdoor barbecue, and have lovely views over the forest. Camp Muhaka Operated by Camps International, this camp is for young people who want to volunteer to work with the local community and support conservation efforts in the area. Sable Fields An eco-friendly private house available for holiday rent, Sable Fields comprises a spacious main house with two guest wings. There's also a 25m swimming pool, a dining and lounge area, a sweeping terrace and a team of staff.

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A SEA TURTLE AND HER PROTECTORS How Local Ocean Conservation are protecting Kenya's Sea Turtles for a Wider Cause


nder the cover of darkness, a huge green turtle emerges

digging a body pit in which she nestles her huge frame do wn

from the surf and begins to haul her colossal weight up

to. Next, she carefully uses her rear flippers to dig an almost

the beach. This is no small feat, she's heavy, approximately

perfectly cylindrical hole 50cm down into the sand and begins

140kgs, and on dry land, without the water to support her, the

to lay her eggs, between 100 and 150 of them. While she lays

weight of her carapace is pressing down on her. She's here to do her eggs, she enters a trance like state and Newton and an important job; to lay a nest and she needs to find a safe place Samuel can get to work, measuring her carapace and checking to deposit her eggs. Fortunately, this prospective mother has

if she has an identification tag.

emerged on a dark, quiet, natural beach free from sea walls, beach beds and other structures that prevent her from making

This is a green turtle, an endangered species worldwide and

her way above the high-water mark where her eggs need to be

one of the five species of sea turtles found in Kenyan waters,

hidden to incubate.

all of which are listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Loggerhead and olive ridley sea turtles are considered

Waiting quietly in the darkness are Local Ocean Conservation's

vulnerable whilst hawksbill and leather back turtles in this

(LOC's) Beach and Nest Monitors, Newton and Samuel. They

region are critically endangered. So why are these magnificent

will watch over this nesting female until she has safely returned

creatures, who have been on the planet since the time of the

to the ocean, which could take as long as three hours.

dinosaurs, facing the threat of extinction? Well, the short answer

The presence of the Monitors is important as a turtle of this size

is, because of humans and the way we use our planet in a

is a bountiful prize for poachers and out of the water like this,

completely different way than ever before. This nesting female

she's slow and vulnerable. Despite sea turtles being protected

will be at least 20 years old and to get to this age she's had to

species under Kenyan law, some people still eat the meat and

navigate her way through the maze of threats that humanity

eggs due to the belief that they are aphrodisiacs and that the

have created for her including fishing gear, pollution, climate

oil has medicinal properties capable of curing a multitude of

change, sea level rise and collapsing ecosystems. It is estimated


that only 1 in a 1000 eggs laid will sur vive to adulthood and even

The turtle searches for the perfect spot to make her nest. She

beaches through development, light and noise mean that she

starts to throw sand around with her massive front flippers,

may not be able to even lay her eggs to repopulate her species.

if this turtle has survived these odds, our encroachment of

Whilst Newton and Samuel's night time patrols work to ensure her safety and protect her nest after she's returned to the ocean, there is clearly more to be done if we are not to lose sea turtles from the planet forever. Local Ocean Conservation, based in Watamu, have been working tirelessly since 1997 to stop this from happening. The organisation recognises sea turtles as a flagship species for ocean health and that through protecting these charismatic animals, the wider marine environment and humanity can also benefit. LOC's work combines practical conservation with community outreach and education in order to achieve its goal of encouraging people to love their own local ocean and protect its valuable resources for the future.

on dwindling marine resources by increasing understanding of the importance of the marine environment and finding sustainable alternative income generating projects such as bee The organisation operates a Sea Turtle Bycatch Release Programme working with local fishermen to prevent the mortalities of turtles which are accidentally caught in artisanal fishing gear. Over 17,000 turtle rescues have been conducted through this programme so far. There is also a Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Centre at LOC's headquarters which has treated over 450 sick or injured turtles. LOC's work with the local community is extensive and the organisation works closely with 28 local schools as well as 15 local community groups. This helps to encourage participation in conservation and reduce pressure

keeping, farming and tree nurseries. This holistic approach to protecting our marine environment is designed to bring about lasting change that will benefit people, sea turtles and the marine environment alike. As the sea turtle meticulously covers her eggs and heads back to the waves, Newton and Samuel become the guardians of her nest, along with the others that have already been laid. She will return in two weeks to lay another nest. She'll lay up to 6 nests this season and then Newton and Samuel may not see her again for several years, if she can make her way back. The odds are stacked against her hatchlings too but hopefully with LOC's work and if everyone takes a small part in making the ocean less of a dangerous place for these tiny hatchlings, some of them will reach adulthood and the females will eventually find their way back to Watamu in years to come and lay their own nests.

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Part 2 - Following on from April issue… Matokeo was the man who brought a bucket of sardines to Shabir in his Diani beach cottage and began eviscerating them as he told his story. Matokeo. His name means consequence in Swahili. A name bearing shame and transgression, the consequence of his mother's transgression, for which he paid in a name, a lifelong price. His mother, as a young woman, ran her own business and had an affair, then lost everything when she became pregnant. This is Shabir's story of her fall.

Her mother confronted Fatma. “Who did this?” Fatma told her mother, who was not surprised. “What's he doing about this?” “He comes less often.” “You have to come home,” said her mother in a furious whisper. “You have to shut down your cafe,” said her father with a steely decision.

Matokeo's mother, young Fatma had a sharp intelligence and a practical mind. But she never finished high school. Fatma's mum sighed. Soon she will be ready to marry. But the money for a decent wedding just wasn't there. Fatma knew this and wanted to escape to a faster world. The world of handsome Yasin. Yasin grew up in their village and had a good job in a hotel. Yasin was tall, muscular, with magnetic eyes. He never noticed her bright eyes, full of longing. How to get him? The only way she knew was food. He passed her sitting by a pile of mkatisinia her soft, delicious, love-filled coconut rice-cakes. She reached up and gave him one. Ten steps later, the taste hit him, but that was all.

So she slunk back home, abandoned by the man she wanted too quickly. Eventually, the pains came, and with screams and deft hands, the result was pushed out. A boy. In a vengeful reminder, the family called him Consequence, Matokeo. A permanent reminder that he resulted from a transgression.

Then came the night of the fire. Kerosene and makuti, dried palm-frond roofing, make quick and fierce friends. This night the wind was strong. Sparks rushed up, roofing burst into flame and sped from roof to roof. Men scattered about in panic, shouting for useless buckets. Fatma felt the wind and quickly ordered the smashing of a house farther downwind. Poles smashed down the palm-frond roof. A fire-break. And it worked. To Yasin, who was watching, this was a revelation. Soon, he invited her out. To a restaurant. Her first.

She took Yasin's advice, and her coconut cakes became wildly popular in Diani. She saved every penny. Soon she bought a small plot and a house and started a cafe. Fatma, at last, won her independence. Yasin came on opening day, and when he left, she stroked his arm. In the deep of the night, he came. Fatma hoped his caresses would be the beginning. Poor thing. For Yasin, this was the end. If she would be with him, she could be others. But there was a consequence. Her bulge began. His visits to the cafe petered out.

“My mother returned to farming and became poor. As I grew, I played football well,” says Matokeo, picking up another sardine that he was cleaning for Shabir. “Because I could score goals, I got money for fees, books, and uniforms.” “I finished high school in the 1990s. Tourism was doing well, and I got a job as a waiter in a large, fancy hotel. I was one of the few locals. Usually, the best jobs went to the 'Wabara,' the people from up-country. One day, I was asked by my manager to train a young man. “If he asked me to train someone, then I must have been good, right?" Matoeko says to Shabir, poised with his knife in one hand, shaking the sardine in the other. Clearly, a point that Shabir must grasp.Shabir nods. Matokeo resumes the evisceration of the sardine. "As soon as this young man was trained, the manager fired me, then replaced me with the trainee, who was from his own up-country tribe." His eyes shows feeling, but no rancour. Strange reaction to a common outrage. No wonder there is this movement to separate the Coast from the rest of Kenya, thinks Shabir. Shabir often sees Matokeo at a nearby local seaside restaurant at Diani beach. He's now a waiter, slapping plates full of seafood onto tables, saying with Swahili gusto reserved for well-known guests, “Haya, kula”, here your are, eat. By Rafique H. Keshavjee

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et set for another fabulous round of Diani Rules. The

hugely successful beach sporting event returns for its

28th year in support of East Africa charity Kwale Eye Centre. A calendar highlight in Diani, the event is held each year around the Public Holiday of Madaraka Day (1st June). Activities kick off on the stunning white sands of Diani Beach on Friday afternoon and culminate in a lunch, prize giving, raffle and auction on Sunday. The aim is to have a brilliant time, get sporty and help prevent and cure blindness.

Sports are played throughout the weekend in teams of 8 (or more). Three players in each game must be ladies. Local and national companies sponsor each team, often using the event as a team building exercise - which indeed it is. Each team wears colour-coded T-shirts with their sponsor's logo well displayed, making a colourful spectacle on the beach for onlookers. Some games are played in the ocean, but nonswimmers can participate as teams only venture into shallow waters. All games are played in pools of 4 teams and points are awarded according to a team's ranking in each game. There are no finals and each team will win a prize, irrespective of their position in the league. The most coveted overall prize encompasses the spirit of the event: “The Most Sociable Team” prize is given to a team carefully chosen by the volunteer officials and referees.

If you are among the ranks of the unsporting, you may be pleasantly surprised. At Diani Rules, rules are made with a twist and are designed to be inclusive of all talents and abilities. Common sports are adapted so that able and less able sports people can compete together on a more level playing field. Football is played with a rugby ball, an obstacle race provides plenty of laughs and light entertainment while a tug of war early on a Sunday morning involves not two ropes but four. Table Fussballis also played with human players and the event would not be complete without a modified pillow fight.The camaraderie and party spirit continues into the night and beyond with live entertainment and DJs.

The weekend is set to thrilling non-stop music and participants are invited to hit the dance floor each night. A percentage of the proceeds from food and drinks sales (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) also goes to the charity. In the early years of Diani Rules, funds were raised for local schools until the establishment of the Kwale Eye Centre to tackle needless blindness, which is notably high in this poor rural area. The main reason for this lies in the fact that many people cannot reach affordable quality eye care. Cataract is the most common cause of blindness and a short operation can give someone back his or her sight. Shockingly, 80% of blindness is either preventable or treatable. If the barriers of poverty and lack of knowledge, which hinder people from receiving proper eye care, can be successfully overcome most cases of blindness can be treated or avoided altogether. Event schedule Kwale Eye Centre has grown from a basic clinic near Waa 10kms south of Likoni in Kwale to a large, well-resourced center with satellite clinics in Ukunda, Diani, Mombasa and Taita. Working from a grassroots approach with people in the community seeking and following up with those who need treatment, the Centre treats around 30,000 people each year. It also performs over 1,000 operations to restore or prevent blindness. Since it began 25 years ago, Kwale Eye Center has performed over 35,000 eye operations, of which 3,368 were funded directly by Diani Rules through the Poor Patients Fund. This fund means that the centre can treat people who need it even if they cannot afford the cost of their treatment.

Starts: Friday, 1st June at 4pm Ends:Sunday, 3rd June at 5pm Venue: Diani Sea Lodge How you can help Sponsor a team – each team advertises their sponsor throughout the weekend by wearing brightly coloured tshirts with the sponsor's logo clearly displayed. Either bring along your own team to compete or the organisers can provide one – Ksh60,000. The team sponsorship also includes all lunches and dinners throughout the weekend for 8 team members. Join a team Come and watch and buy raffle tickets, food and drinks

Approximately half to one million shillings is raised by the Diani Rules event each year bringing it to its astonishing total of 14, 293,030Ksh over the last three decades.

Sponsor the music, food or drinks Donate a team prize – everyone leaves Diani Rules with a prize. Donate a raffle prize – the draw for this takes place at the pinnacle of the event with all participants and spectators present. Make a donation to the event. To enter a team or provide sponsorship please email More information is available on the Diani Rules Facebook page and at We look forward to seeing you!

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tips Kenya is generally a safe and friendly country, but as with any destination, you need to be aware of your surroundings and cautious not to find yourself in an unpleasant or potentially vulnerable situation.

Here are a few basic tips to consider during your stay! Safety & Security: Be vigilant when in public places and even more so when venturing out at night. In case of robbery, report the incident at the nearest police station. Kenya has a Tourist Safety and Communication Center that is always on call. They offer a 24hr tourist helpline +254 (0)20-600 4767 where you can seek assistance if needed

Water: Avoid drinking tap water. It is safer to drink mineral or bottled water

Exchanging money: Make sure that you exchange currency with a reputable hotel, bank, or foreign exchange bureau

Valuables: Be mindful of your valuables, try not to show high-value items in public or busy areas. Do not leave these items unattended in public places such as bars and restaurants

Driving: Always carry your original driving license and either your original passport or a certified copy of your passport

Photographs: It is natural when on holiday to take as many pictures as possible, but before you begin to take pictures of people, ask for their permission. In some cases, you may be required to offer a tip for those pictures

Transport services: When using a Tuk-Tuk, Boda-boda or Taxi ask for the price before embarking on the trip so as to avoid any surprises when you reach your destination

Animals: Never approach a wild animal, even if they appear harmless

Drugs: Be wary of people trying to sell you drugs. Although the coast of Kenya is very relaxed, drugs are illegal in Kenya, and any purchase, use, or possession of drugs could land you in prison

Bodyworx BIG bazaar at Bahari Beach Hotel Mombasa

Join in the fun at the Bodyworx BIG Bazaar on Saturday 9thJune 2018 from 10am until 4pm. Entrance is 200/- and all are welcome! There will be lots of great stalls available for browsing and buying plants, foodstuffs, jewellery, baskets, some brand new and some nearly new items.

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Drumstick Tree - Miracle Tree –Horseradish Tree DID YOU KNOW? It is known by over 100 names in different languages around the world It can be grown even in a drought All parts of the plant are edible Moringa leaves are an excellent source of protein. 100 g of fresh raw leaves carry 9.8 g of protein. Seeds can be pressed to extract a highly versatile oil, better known as 'Ben Oil”

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How much Moringa Powder should I take daily? It takes roughly seven pounds of fresh Moringa leaves, to make one pound of Moringa leaf powder. 7 lbs. fresh = 1 lb. ground and dried. Some people eat between 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon daily, others eat a lot more than that.


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Homegrown Moringa trees grow easily from seeds or cuttings. They grow quickly even in poor soil and bloom 8 months after planting. To grow from cuttings: After the trees have stopped producing fruits each year, branches need to be cut off so that fresh growth may take place. These branches are excellent for growing new trees. To grow from seeds: Moringa seeds have no dormancy periods and can be planted as soon as they are mature. It is best to plant the seeds directly where the tree is intended to grow and not transplant the seedling. The young seedlings are fragile and often cannot survive transplanting. If you want to start seeing the benefits of Moringa, and you just can't wait for 8 months. Call or Email Luke Harries to buy Moringa Capsules. or +254 (0)706 169997





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Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.