Elephant Neighbors Center
Kenya Elephant man enters Botswana through Ramokgwebana border post from Plumtree border of Zimbabwe, his was escorted by Senior Government officials from Plumtree led by Ms Rorisang Makhurane District Administrator of Mangwe District, Cllr Chairman of Plumtree Fanisani Dube among other senior officials.
I feel depressed that today I am sending you Jim out of Zimbabwe after spending a whole month in Zimbabwe educating people says Ms Makhurane, I only spent a short time with you and I how I wish you can spend more time particularly in Mangwe District she adds.
Jim left Kenya in July 14th and enters Zimbabwe on September 10th from Zambia, in one month with his host Farai Chakwa, Blessed Ngudo and Sam Nkomo he crisscrossed Vic Falls, Hwange, Gwayi, Lupana, Bulawayo and Plumtree. When I was being handed over from Zambia I was not sure how Zimbabwe would be, I am leaving this country full of tears of love looking by how Zimbweans have done to my team and I “ says Nyamu” Our challenges found an answers in your land and your support, concern and care was overwhelming something that I will never forget he adds.
According to CITES, four countries namely South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa down listed their elephant population from Appendix I to II in 2008, there has been global and continental efforts in reverting this decision in view of ending domestic trade on ivory that has escalated poaching across South and East African region. Africa host about 415,000 elephants according to Africa Elephant Data Base with some countries almost losing their elephants due to poaching, habitats loss and climate change.
Jim will be walking across Francistown, Nata, Maun, Palapye to Gaborone Botswana capital, he is expected to end his campaign walk in Gaborone that has taken him 102 days covering approximately 3769 km . I had purposed to walk up to Johannesburg but due to visa restriction and validity I will have to finish the walk at Gaborone says Nyamu.