• Kuki 25-5-2017

    The 23rd April 2017: It was a clear morning with birds Ashes lifted Beams smouldered Greys and flames Small smokes Out of place in the purity of the valley Clear were The tyre sandals prints In the red murram earth.   The men were still there.   I went to find The round pot with […]

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  • Kuki 12-5-2017

    It will be Laikipia 12th May 2017, Nairobi On a fast stretcher rolled through corridors down a lift into an ambulance this afternoon I left the hospital that has been my home for the last three weeks. Weeks gone into a fog of numbing pain, operating theatres and medicine drips, X rays, oxygen, blood pressure, […]

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  • Kuki 7-5-2017

    Nairobi, 7th May The Aga Khan Hospital Night: Sounds of a restless town filtering through open curtains Drones of engines vehicles of all kinds going nowhere everywhere Awake in my bed of pains in the peculiar silence of hospitals breathing with suffering strangers I am determined this agony should not be in vain I hang […]

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  • Arson 25-4-2017

    Ol Ari Nyiro, 26th of April 2017 Another building burned yesterday. This time a Rangers base including all their kit.  This wave of terrorism continues unabated and Kuki’s attackers are STILL AT LARGE. We are working on solutions. For Kuki, The GMF team   Do you want to HELP us rebuild the Laikipia Nature Conservancy? […]

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  • Kuki shot 23-4-2017

    Ol Ari Nyiro, 23th of April 2017 On Sunday April 23th, Kuki Gallmann was ambushed and shot by armed raiders on her Conservancy in Laikipia, Kenya, in an unprovoked attack while inspecting property destroyed by arson. With devastating gunshot wounds to the stomach, she is now fighting for her life. Kuki is one of Kenya’s […]

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  • Arson 17-4-2017

    17 April 2017 Arson on the hills Orange tongues frame the horizon Smoke lifts in the wind -Deja vu- We are veterans sound of quick shots In the lugga Three officers patrol the dust that used to be my lawn. A striped hyena calls from the hills In the dry pond at Kuti no frogs […]

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  • Emanuele 12-4-2017

    12 April 1983 A morning of 34 years ago: One day of heat and sun at Kuti Like today. …” I stood to look at him from the door. Off he went in the light of the early morning …His shadow was long on the grass and the sun on his back streaked his hair […]

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  • Phoenix 3-4-2017

    MAJI YA NYOKA The air was hot and still The path was silent To the ruins I walked alone. A step at the time grey carpet of ashes Impalpable lifting and resettling The chimneys stood tall blackened incongruous accusing fingers Pointed to the sky. I found my rock, sat on it And thought a long […]

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  • Arson 31-3-2017

    The Waters of the Snakes It is a sacred place like the beginning of a journey – a place to dream and pray. You hear the sound of water, do not quite see the waterfalls it stirs your urge to explore. I spent time there in silence. After much soul searching driven by inspiration Like […]

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