After yesterday’s MOU signing and this morning’s meeting with President Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi, US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell took a flight to Mombasa to pay a visit to the port, accompanied by US Ambassador Robert ‘Bob’ Godec.
The visit was part of a multi-city trip to advance partnerships for combating wildlife trafficking.
The American pair were welcomed to Mombasa by Cabinet Secretary for Environment & Natural Resources Professor Judi Wakhungu, Principal Secretary in the State Department of Natural Resources in the Ministry of Environments, Natural Resources and Regional Development Authorities, Dr. Margaret Mwakima and Mombasa Governor H.E Hassan Ali Joho.
While in Mombasa, Ms Jewell watched a demonstration by the Kenya Wildlife Service’s K9 ivory detection unit. The dogs are trained to detect illegal shipments of ivory before they are exported from Mombasa.
Later, Ms Jewell and Mr Godec with Judi Wakhungu took a flight to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy where they were met by the Northern Rangeland Trust’s Ian Craig and Tom Lalampaa and US Aid Kenya’s Karen Freeman.