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Scare as Safarilink aircraft crashes into wildebeests in Maasai Mara

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There was a scare on Friday afternoon after a Fly Safarilink commercial aircraft hit wildebeests while landing at the Kichwa Tembo Airstrip, Maasai Mara reserve.

The Dash 8 aircraft registered as 5Y-SLM was involved in the incident after the wildebeests ran across the runway as the aircraft landed at the 1 pm mishap, according to the company.

“We are thankful to confirm all passengers and crew on board the aircraft are safe and there are no injuries or fatalities,” read the statement.

Although there is no airport in the Mara, there are several landing strips within its ecosystem where commercial planes drop and pick passengers before returning to Nairobi.

Safarilink flies from Wilson to various landing strips such as Keekorok, Mara North, Musiara, Serena, Angama, Olkiombo and Kichwa Tembo.

During peak seasons like now, the wildebeest are wondering all over the reserve, grazing in large numbers near the strips.

TOUR VANS

The wildebeests are the main attraction for both local and international tourists who flock the reserve in hundreds of tour vans.

The management further said the aircraft is disabled and have dispatched another aircraft to take engineers, and company staff to the site to further assess the situation.

At the time of landing, some 10 vehicles were parked at the airstrip at the Mara triangle with drivers and tour guide to pick passengers to different lodges and tented camps.

For the last 2 months business has been booming at the Maasai Mara, to the point of overwhelming camp lodges, with most tour companies overwhelmed, forcing many visitors to travel by air.

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  1. Serengeti Lion

    August 17, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    From the look of the picture associated with this incident, there sure are casualties! Stupid people think animals don’t count. Well, FYI, they do.

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Comedian Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o has given fans a glimpse at his luxurious Nairobi mansion. “I got a chance to come home much earlier today, it’s looking good

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Comedian Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o has given fans a glimpse at his luxurious Nairobi mansion.

Through a series of instagram stories video, Jalang’o, who’s also a radio host at Milele FM offered a glimpse at his affluent home.

The comedian started by showing his sizeable compound complete with a beautiful garden and a small farm.

“I got a chance to come home much earlier today, it’s looking good,” he is heard narrating in the background.

As he pans the camera, a one-story mansion is seen in the background, neighboured by an equally majestic mansion.

The comedian’s affluent home.

Side hustle

Jalang’o also took the chance to introduce his side hustle.

“I am hustler like that,” said Jalas before showing over 40 crates.

“I know most of you didn’t know that I sell eggs. If you need eggs, let me know; I’ll supply as many crates as you want.”

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‘There has been sweat and tears’ Kate Actress on the fails and triumphs of acting

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Kate Actress has advised upcoming artistes, actors, actresses and young people to be patient as success does not come overnight, rather it takes time.

Kate who shot to the limelight during her appearance on a local show ‘Mother-in-Law’ is now a household name.

But behind the success lies many nights of hard work.

‘IT TAKES TIME … I STARTED ACTING AT 21 , AM 33 NOW , THAT MEANS I HAVE OVER THE YEARS (12 yrs ) BUILT AN AUDIENCE THAT HAS LITERALLY GROWN WITH ME , IT DOESN’T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT, IT’S A JOURNEY , THERE HAS BEEN SWEAT ,AND TEARS .’

I HAVE HAD MAJOR WINS AND TERRIBLE FALLS IN THIS JOURNEY , BUT I NEVER GIVE UP.

I HAVE ALSO CHOSEN TO NEVER ARRIVE BECAUSE SUCCESS IS A JOURNEY NOT A DESTINATION.

SO MY DEAR YOUNG FOLLOWER , YOUR VISION IS VALID , KEEP YOUR PACE , ROLL WITH A SQUAD WITH VISION , STAY PRAYED UP( Gods guidance is everything) .

REMEMBER THERE IS ALWAYS A STORY BEHIND THE GLORY , WRITE YOURS , AT YOUR OWN PACE SWEETHEART. YOU GOT THIS CHILD.. 🙌🏽🙌🏽 ….. with love Aunty Kate ❤️

Kate is famous for her role in Plan B, Maempress, Sue and Johnny among other shows. She also runs a You Tube channel.

She is also a brand ambassador for different products.

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Intelligent Water Fountain Takes shape at Amani Ridge the Place of Peace

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As you drive into Amani Ridge the Place of Peace, you will be welcomed by a spectacular solar powered water fountain that is currently in the process of being installed.

This water feature will be an excellent landmark to look at as it greets you after a long tiring day. It is set to be decorated with live flowers and the water below will have live fish.

What’s more, the fountain will be lit at night to give it a splendid scenery for night lovers. This new feature which is being installed adjacent to the Wall of Wisdom is also surrounded by amazing landscaping and beautifully done flowers, pebbles and exotic trees. Watch this video expounding on this gated community’s architectural projections: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os3nubny8Vg&t=1s

This water feature will truly be an attraction to all the Amani Ridge the Place of Peace residents and guests alike.

Visit Amani Ridge the Place of Peace and witness and enjoy the upcoming splendid feature.

We thank one of our customer, Eng. Gabriel Ndungu, CEO Noble Parks & Pools, who has taken this assignment with so much professionalism and passion. Watch video here for more information about this mesmerizing gated community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoGdZijAbf4&feature=youtu.be

Gabriel is amongst other professionals who are at the frontline, to make Amani Ridge the Place of Peace, one of the best gated high end estate in East & Central Africa.

Want to be part of Amani Ridge the Place of Peace great experience? Get in touch with Optiven Today:

Contact Optiven Group: 0790 300 300 Email: admin@optiven.co.ke Website: www.optiven.co.ke

George Wachiuri Blog: www.georgewachiuri.com
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