Lupita Nyong'o Urges Kenyans to Fight against SGR Construction through the National Park
Hollywood superstar Lupita Nyongo ranks highly as one of the most successful actresses from Kenya. Having championed many causes, she recently asked Kenyans on social media to unite against the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway through the Nairobi National Park.
Lupita who is an elephant ambassador urged Kenyans to send petition letters to the Director of NEMA saying:
“We as Kenyans are so fortunate to be the custodians of a large biodiversity that exists in our national parks. And we also boast having the ONLY capital city in the WORLD to have a national park within it, a major tourist attraction. But The Nairobi National Park is being threatened: there are plans to build a new railroad through it.
"Though we do need a new railway system, this plan is not the only solution available. If you, like me, care to preserve our wildlife and our natural reserves, write to the Director General of NEMA (firstname.lastname@example.org) and express your concern that this sets an unacceptable precedent for Kenya's parks and reserves. Urge them to construct AROUND the park, not THROUGH it! #ProgressNotDistress”