President Kenyatta condemns killing of world-renown conservationist

Conservationist Joannah Stutchbury was shot dead outside her home in Nairobi on Thursday afternoon

US, UK, Canada, and Denmark call for the arrest of the killers

By The Weekly Vision

President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to find the killers of conservationist Joannah Stutchbury and punish them severely, he said his government would not allow a “few misguided individuals to continue shedding the blood of innocent people working hard to make Kenya a better place for all of us”.

The US, UK, Canada and Denmark embassies in Nairobi have condemned the killing of the conservationist Joannah Stutchbury at her home, near Kiambu forest. President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to punish the killers saying “no stone would be left un-turned” until the killers are found.

The elderly British born conservationist was shot dead outside her home on the edge of Nairobi on Thursday afternoon days after she tweeted that her life was in danger from people who wanted to build a road through her fenced forest home

The civil society, community-based organizations and the NGO council of Kenya also have joined embassies and high commissions in condemning the brutal slaying of the conservationist. The elderly British born conservationist was shot dead outside her home on the edge of Nairobi on Thursday afternoon days after she tweeted that her life was in danger from people who wanted to build a road through her fenced forest home which she refused.

Journalists for a Clean Environment in Kenya lobby has also condemned the killing saying it was “patently manifest” that the killers are after the forest land the lady has kept ‘green “for decades. In a press statement, the lobby group national coordinator Mr James Wafula said all Kenyans of goodwill condemned the murder. Wafula said citizens owe posterity a clean environment guaranteed by “forest cover” for which the slain conservationist had worked tirelessly for decades.

The 67-year-old environmental conservationist was greatly respected for her unrelenting crusade to preserve the vast Kiambu forest where she built her home. She had accused a senior local politician of threatening her after she refused to allow construction of a road through the forest. The alleged killers vowed to “send the old mzungu lady” back to her country!

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