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20 Nov

Nairobi’s Garden City Mall set up a Sh207.8 million solar carport to generate 1,256 megawatt hours annually from the 3,300 solar panels installed on the topmost car park shade, projecting that this would help it cut power bills by about Sh31.6 million annually.
London Distillers Ltd also installed 1 MWp roof solar system in Athi River, helping it offset the need for grid energy and save at least Sh18.4 million annually over the system lifespan of 25 years.
Williamson Tea likewise cut the ribbon on a 1MW solar farm in Changoi, saying it would help cut its energy bills by nearly one third.
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19 Nov

It is the cocktail of agricultural chemicals that have been in use for decades that has been causing a sharp increase in rates of diseases that are largely the result of exposure to health-damaging agrochemicals, herbicides, and other ripening chemicals!

The systematic denial of harms, aggressive, unethical marketing tactics by the global corporations that manufacture pesticides and heavy lobbying of governments has obstructed reforms and paralyzed global pesticide restrictions.
The agribusiness corporations put profit and market control ahead of food security, health and nutrition and biodiversity.
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23 Jun
Yesterday @wmnjoya was talking about Syokimau - Prophetess Syokimau.

I didn't know Syokimau was a person. Now I know.
History Short Thread! 👇

Syokimau: The Story of a Great Kamba Prophetess and Medicine Woman. Created by Tatu Creatives, the illustration was part of the
Syokimau was a Kamba medicine woman and prophetess who lived in the 1800s long before Kenya became a colony.

She was born and lived in Iveti Hills near today's Machakos town.

Syokimau is credited as the greatest prophetess among the Kamba people because she foretold the ...
... coming of the white men and the construction of the railway line.

In her vision, she saw a long snake belching fire and smoke as to moved from waters to other waters.
(the Indian Ocean to Lake Victoria - suppose, correct me)
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