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Dear Earthlings,

Greetings!

Recently, after having an argument with my mom I mentioned “staki stress” and she laughed and said despite what I may or may not want to hear “it is what it is” and boy was she right!

Now, its 2019, some of us are still weaning off the festive mood, I wouldn’t want to ruin that but there’re a few things we need to keep in perspective. You know that phrase “Lest we forget” well…

Let’s not forget that we raged and rumbled over the coal business that started in Lamu and we lost; we made noise and fury about the SGR being a raw deal and we recently just confirmed our worst fears that the debt risks the sovereignty of some of our assets as a NATION! We also walked and ran and campaigned on awareness; but still 26 elephants were killed at the Mara under suspicious circumstances. Now, the list is longer than this, so you see why your memory should serve you best at these treacherous times. BUT that’s not to say we are doomed; not if we can help it. The trouble with us Kenyans is fair and square – We forget easy. The gospel I’m preaching here is of keeping up the good fight: in the words of Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres, who led the global adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015, and continues to fight for the climate.

Let’s not forget that we raged and rumbled over the coal business that started in Lamu and we lost; we made noise and fury about the SGR being a raw deal and we recently just confirmed our worst fears that the debt risks the sovereignty of some of our assets as a NATION! We also walked and ran and campaigned on awareness; but still 26 elephants were killed at the Mara under suspicious circumstances. Now, the list is longer than this, so you see why your memory should serve you best at these treacherous times. BUT that’s not to say we are doomed; not if we can help it. The trouble with us Kenyans is fair and square – We forget easy. The gospel I’m preaching here is of keeping up the good fight: in the words of Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres, who led the global adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015, and continues to fight for the climate.

“Working to reduce greenhouse gases globally can be frustrating… I many years ago, decided — because it is a decision — that I was going to be optimistic about addressing climate change. We won’t solve climate change, but we can prepare for a future that will look different than today”.

How to be optimistic about addressing climate change – Aspen Ideas Festival

If you started going to mama pima with a container after the plastic bag ban, keep doing it until she starts asking the same of other customers. Quantifying change can be hard, seeing progress – even harder, but we must and we should keep on acting. As human beings (first) and Kenyans (in that order) we seem to have a low tolerance for patience and the process of growth (some more than others). Optimism is not in itself the answer, but an essential component to get to the answer. Tafakari hayo!

If I have; sorry to ruin your mood but it is what it is!

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