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Acclaimed documentary 'Kifaru' premieres

Public exhorted do their part to halt extinction of species all over the world

In Summary

It aims to raise awareness and inspire public support for conservation

Starring character Ol Pejeta warden Joseph Mwenda with film director David Hambridge and co-star Joseph Wachira, posing with a rhino mural
Starring character Ol Pejeta warden Joseph Mwenda with film director David Hambridge and co-star Joseph Wachira, posing with a rhino mural
Image: Moses Mwangi

'Kifaru' an award-winning documentary about the last white rhino, 'Sudan', premiered with pomp and celebration courtesy of Ol-Pejeta Conservancy at the Trademark Hotel on October 24.

The movie is about two ranger recruits, James Mwenda and Joseph Wachira, who are mentored by a seasoned ranger with an unorthodox approach to caring for Sudan. The movie was produced by film director David Hambridge. 

Spanning over the course of the recruits’ first four years on the job, 'Kifaru' allows viewers to experience the joys and pitfalls of conservation firsthand through the lens of the men who look into the eyes of extinction on a daily basis.  

Ol-Pejeta Conservancy CEO Richard Vigne explains a point as Vet Surgeon and Embryo Transfer Specialist Dr Morne de la Ray looks on.
Ol-Pejeta Conservancy CEO Richard Vigne explains a point as Vet Surgeon and Embryo Transfer Specialist Dr Morne de la Ray looks on.
Image: Moses Mwangi
The last two northern white rhinos Najin and Fatu
The last two northern white rhinos Najin and Fatu
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Maria Mbeneka and her husband Laikipia Governor Nderitu Muriithi
Maria Mbeneka and her husband Laikipia Governor Nderitu Muriithi
Image: Moses Mwangi
K24 news reporter Karen Karimi and East FM radio presenter Shiksha Aurora
K24 news reporter Karen Karimi and East FM radio presenter Shiksha Aurora
Image: Moses Mwangi