According to the Daily Nation, Ngomeni villagers have joined hands in building a sea wall to protect themselves from strong waves.The work they were contracted to do involves digging trenches and filling them with stones. Over the years, the coastal village, 160 kilometres north of Mombasa town and 20 kilometres from Malindi town, has been battling with the effects of rising sea levels.
The (proudly South African) solution: dolosse
A dolos (plural dolosse) is a concrete block in a complex geometric shape weighing up to 20 tons, used in great numbers to protect harbour walls from the erosive force of ocean waves. They were developed in East London, a port city in South Africa, in 1963 and are found in millions around the world. Is it too hard for the Kenyan government to do this for Ngomeni villagers?!
As we head for the long weekend;
Dont drink and drive, dont sms while driving and love without reservations. More importantly don’t wreck your life!
Do something … don’t sit back and mourn if your loneliness if you are ‘alone’ … have some fun!!
The story goes that before a cure for leprosy was found, lepers would wear a bell and shout “UNCLEAN! UCLEAN!” as they walked the streets. In Cape Town, Lepers were banished to Robben Island, together with political prisoners, and when they died they were buried here 😦