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Friends of Lake Turkana invites you to participate in our campaigns and projects and to help us achieve our goal of protecting the Lake and our communities. You can get involved by participating in our protests, signing petitions, donating, or sharing information with us and with your friends. We invite you to earn more about the most pressing threat to our Lake and people - Gibe 3 Dam - and what we are doing in the Gibe 3 campaign. Read our blogs to learn more about this and other efforts we are engaged in to protect the Lake, it's ecosystem and people.

FoLT's work is made possible by the generousity of donor organisations who have over time provided funds to run campaigns and community projects. We invite you to share with us those donor contacts that you feel would be able to support our work. Use our Contact Us form to inform us of funding opportunities that suit our work.

Are you a donor interested in supporting our work? Please contact us using details in our Contact Us page and we will be happy to have your support.

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Friends of Lake Turkana is registered as a Community Trust and consists of a volunteer Executive Committee, which oversees the everyday functioning of the organization.

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  • Vivianne Oyugi

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I hope this letter finds you in good condition.
    My name is Vivianne Oyugi. I am a third year student at The University of Nairobi taking Bsc.Management of Agro-Ecosystems and Environment.
    I am interested in taking up an internship assignment at your organisation. I believe I have developed the required attitude to help me in contributing to Kenya's vision 2030 and MDGs.
    I am a member of several Science Technology and Environment organisations including African Technology Policy Network (ATPS) , Youth Agency for Development of Science Technology and Innovation (YADSTI ) And African Youth Forum for Science Technology (AYFST) . I have specific interest in Organic farming and have attended an Organic farming class as a course unit and also a training on the same.
    I will be humbled if you consider me for attachment position. I know i will learn alot from you and it will help me towards achieving my life goals.
    Attached are my college reference letters for your scrutiny.
    I look forward to a positive responce from you.
    Yours trully,
    Vivianne Oyugi.

    Report Vivianne Oyugi Wednesday, 20 March 2013 12:17 Comment Link
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    Report isaac ekitela Monday, 31 December 2012 06:11 Comment Link
  • Peter Kamau

    Dear Friends of Lake Turkana

    Kenya Peoples Rights Organization (KPRO) has for some time now received a number of complaints from the public in respect of Chinese nationals and companies operating in Kenya on a number of issues particularly the following: -

    1.That Chinese living and working in Kenya have been the source of untold grief and misery to many rural Kenyan communities due to their indiscriminate hunting ...
    and killing for food, of highly valued domestic pets such as dogs. These incidences have been experienced across the country and as a result there has been a groundswell of bitter complaints.

    2.That individual chinese nationals either already living in Kenya or entering the country as tourists have been known to engage in petty businesses e.g. hawking, which should be a preserve for Kenyans, thereby depriving our people of their source of livelihood.

    3.That some of the Chinese nationals working in Chinese Companies in Kenya (particularly in the construction sector) have engaged in immoral activities that have resulted in un-planned and unwanted pregnancies only for their employers to transfer them from one road-work site to another in order to assist such errant individuals evade the ensuing parental responsibilities.

    4.That Chinese companies operating in Kenya employ discriminative work policies such as employing Kenyans, mostly, in low-cadre ranks with very poor pay and even poorer working conditions, qualifications not withstanding.

    5.That unlike western companies, Chinese companies operating in Kenya encourage corrupt practices especially in securing Government Tenders and related favours.

    6.That while Kenya had almost won the war against poaching in our National Parks, the current mushrooming of the Chinese companies and citizens in Kenya and their insatiable appetite for game trophy has almost reversed the gains made over the years in this regard. This has decimated the Elephant and Rhino populations across our national parks.

    7.That in terms of volume-of-trade between Kenya and China, the scales are heavily tilted in favour of China - meaning we create more jobs and more prosperity for Chinese and not for us here at home.

    8.That due to China's poor human rights record both within China and around the world, riots have been reported in many African countries in which they are involved in natural resource exploitation.

    In light of the foregoing, there's urgent need for the Government of the People's Republic of China to intervene in these matters in order to forestall inevitable nationwide public protest against her nationals and Chinese companies operating in Kenya.


    Peter Kamau
    Executive Director,
    Kenya Peoples' Rights Organization.

    Report Peter Kamau Monday, 01 October 2012 23:38 Comment Link
  • Robert J. Burrowes

    Dear Friends of Lake Turkana

    On 11 November 2011 'The People's Charter to Create a Nonviolent World' was launched. The Charter can be viewed at:

    The Nonviolence Charter is designed to help build a global consensus against the use of violence in all contexts and to encourage action in that direction.

    So far, the Charter has gained individual signatories in 36 countries and endorsements from organisations in 12 countries. Individual signatories are listed on the Charter website, as are the names of endorsing organisations together with their website.

    We invite Friends of Lake Turkana to consider endorsing the Nonviolence Charter and, if it feels appropriate, to invite your colleagues, associates and members to consider signing the Charter as well.

    We would be happy to answer any questions you may have during your deliberations.

    And thankyou for the great work that you do. Very inspiring!

    For a world without violence; Robert Burrowes, Anita McKone and Anahata Giri

    Anita McKone and Robert J. Burrowes
    P.O. Box 325
    Victoria 3130
    Websites: (Charter) (Flame Tree Project) ('Why Violence?') (Songs of Nonviolence)

    Report Robert J. Burrowes Monday, 18 June 2012 07:01 Comment Link
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