The rainiest of many mornings, chilly, frost, cold wind, traffic, hiked fares, puddles of water, umbrellas, boots, trench coats and jackets, I need not go on. Well this is exactly how the Saturday morning of 14th November felt like. But it was still the act on climate match and concert. The public march took place exactly at 1000hrs GMT and masses of environmentalists, lovers of the environment, made their way from Uhuru Park to Central park Nairobi all for a common cause, the climate. It was colourful, the t-shirts were grey, black, white all with the captions
#ACTONCLIMATE #OneAfrica #Onevoice #Cop21 #ROADTOPARIS
The concert kicked off from one with performances from artistes like Willy Paul, Daddy Owen, Atemi, Chris Adwar and Max Hoba. The highlight of the day was the moment legendary musician, Oliver Mtukudzi graced the stage and soothed our ears with performances from his hit songs Todi, Nerea and other great hits. The event ended at about 1700hrs GMT still maintaining its beautiful nature. The chilly morning was compensated by a warm afternoon and a very calm evening. It was indeed an event to scribble down on your diary and have the T-shirts for keeps.
By Winnie Aluko
IDEAS For Kenya