The ‘Communities Living with Wildlife’ officially launched the campaign against the encroachment of the SGR into the park terming it as both misguided and a betrayal of both flora and fauna. They claim the government should have sourced for other alternative routes avoiding the Nairobi National Park.
The communities’ representative, Daniel Odoi, said the park was not negotiable. He added that the destruction of the park is not only a source of livelihood to the park’s employees but also a foreign exchange earner to the country.
The conservationist urged both citizens and non-citizens to turn up in large numbers on 16th September 2016, in a campaign dubbed ‘Operation Occupy Lang’ata Road’ and walk from Galleria Mall to the Kenya Wildlife Services Headquarters to hand over a petition to Dr. Richard Leakey, the KWS Chairman, to save the park from further degradation through SGR.