Conservationists joined by residents living along the Nairobi national park’s dispersal areas held another demonstration to protest against plans to have the SGR pass through the park on Monday 3rd October, 2016. They set off from Nairobi freedom corner to the office of the President to present a petition and later assembled outside the KWS headquarters.
Hamdi Keif Yusuf who was one of the protestors chained herself to the KWS gate overnight in an attempt to commemorate the slow death of NNP as KWS and other custodians of animal habitats watch this travesty happen.
“It’s the fourth hour. It’s drizzling. And we are 2 now. We are cold and hungry. Only the media keep us warm with their glaring lights…” her Facebook status read at around 9:13pm on Monday evening.
The demonstration was as a result of the government preparing to launch the construction of Phase 2 of the SGR which will begin with the Nairobi – Naivasha section. This happened two weeks after the National Environment Tribunal issued stop orders against any activity relating to phase two of the project until an appeal by conservationists is heard and determined.