Opposition unite against SGR into NNP

Image courtesy of FoNNaP

Image courtesy of FoNNaP

Friends of Nairobi National Park (FoNNaP) hosted two separate meetings with its members and key stakeholders against the park’s encroachment to discuss the cause of action on Phase 2A of the SGR and the NNP.

In the meeting, a unanimous decision was made to support a legal process already initiated in April 2016 to halt the encroachment of SGR Phase 2A into the NNP. A ruling on a preliminary objection raised by one of the respondents was to be given on 7th September 2016 but was pushed to a later date.

The multiple forces behind the opposition to the construction of SGR through the Nairobi National Park are gaining thrust and uniting to include a variety of wildlife conversation organizations as well as the communities surrounding the south of the park and the Ngong area. They agreed that a publicity campaign on the issue should be launched and also involve more stakeholders who are not necessarily in the conservation world, but also the business fraternity for example.

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