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Kora National Park set to hold 29th memorial for the "lions’ father" George Adamson

Meru conservation area chief warden Bakari Chongwa addressing the press at Kora National park during a previous event

All the systems are in place as Kora National Park makes final preparations in a bid to host  this year’s memorial of the iconic lions conservationist late George Adamson.

At the end of this month wildlife conservationists from across the globe will converge for two days deep inside the park in honor of the infamous lions’ protector whose curtains fell three decades ago – but whose memories have remained fresh amongst many people across the world.  

The British wildlife conservationist is remembered by many as Baba wa Simba (Father of lions) for the role he played in taking care of lions. He had domesticated a herd of lions in the remote part of the wildlife inhabitant.    

And next week on Friday and Saturday the world will literary pitch tent at the shores of the gently flowing River Tana near Kambi ya Simba to commemorate the 29th anniversary since George Adamson was murdered. Adamson a pioneer rehabilitator of orphaned lions in the seventies was shot dead by bandits on August 20, 1989 inside Kora a week after a team of GSU officers who were offering security to him were withdrawn.

This year’s event is meant to inform Kenyans about the role of Mr. Adamson played in the protection of wildlife. Besides, there will camping for leisure aimed at enabling the youth to gain interest in the protection of Kenyan wildlife.  

According to the authorities manning the wildlife facility security has been beefed up ahead of the annual fete.  
Chief warden in the Meru conservation areas, which covers the  Meru National Park, Kora Nationa Park and Mwingi Game Reserve Mr Bakari Chongwa revealed that all the necessary arrangements ahead of  the event have been made  and the campsite is ready to host both local and international tourists who would visiting the park.

 "Everything is now set to host our visitors. Our main aim would be to make most Kenyans especially the young learn the essence of conserving and co-existing with wildlife, and protecting them to benefit our ecosystem," said Mr Chongwa.

He said that More than 150 participants have so far registered to attend the event and urged more Kenyans to consider attending the event in order to learn more on wildlife conservation.

Outgoing Mwingi Central OCPD Mr Francis Wahome who has been promoted to a Deputy County Commander for Meru assured all the visitors of their safety during the event.

"Let me take this chance to assure all those willing to attend the Kora event of maximum security. We have made all the necessary security arrangements in order to ensure enough security during the event," he assured.  

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