Governor Wanga and Akothee Team Up to Promote Homa Bay Lone Antelope Marathon
The Kenya Wildlife Authority, in collaboration with key partners, particularly the Homa Bay County Government, organized a historic marathon in Ruma National Park to save the rare lone antelope.
Hosted by H.E. Governor Gladys Wanga, the event was attended by distinguished guests including members of the Kisumu County Tourism Executive Committee, who represented the county’s tourism list at the event.
Also in attendance was the famous Akothy, who is a brand ambassador for tourism, commerce, fishing and agriculture in Homa Bay County. She was the theme of the event and landed at Homa Bay. Could her boss issue a warning to get into politics? Hosted by KWS, the event has an agenda that promotes interest in wildlife conservation and conservation, with a focus on working together to conserve this rare animal.
Named for its roan (reddish-brown) color, the roan antelope is known for its striking appearance, including its reddish-brown coat, bright belly, prominent red nostrils, and black and white markings on its face. They also have long, pointed ears and impressive spiral horns that grow up to 30 inches.
Kenya now has fewer than 20 of her roan antelopes, all of which are found in KWS Ruma National Park. Ruma National Park provides an excellent setting and platform for rare bird songs and magical sunrises.A truly place to visit.
Traversing cliffs and undulating ridges, through acacia forests, across savannah plains and along riverbanks, every step taken during today’s marathon is a step towards protecting and preserving the rare roan.
The organizers of the event will also feature stargazing, campfire stories and live performances by famous artists at Wilde’s Tonight Camp in Ruma National Park.
Let’s work together to open up the region to adventure tourism and further protect and project the environment.