The Earl of Wessex Prince Edward who is also a son of the British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth recently visited Karura forest courtesy of Friends of Karura whose patron is Mrs. Alice Macaire the spouce of the British High Commissioner to Kenya. Accompanied by the British High Commisioner Amb. Rob Macaire, the Prince was taken through the history and features of Karura forest which is in the process of transforming itself into an ecotourism and recreational site by the Head of Nairobi Conservancy Mrs. Charity Munyasia for the benefit of
The Earl was shown the just concluded electric fence which was built by stakeholders mobilized by Friends of Karura. He was also able to visit the famous Karura caves which as he was rightly told was a haven for freedom fighters during the war for
’s independence. He then visited the Kenya and delighted in washing his hands in the cold waters of River Karura. Karura Falls
Prince Edward was later hosted to an evening tea party at the edges of the very scenic Karura swamp right in the middle of the forest where other local and diplomatic dignitaries joined in.
Report by Leakey Sonkoyo