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Kili view from kilome

Kilimanjaro from kilome ©muokikioko 2017

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Boxing spiders of Kilome

©muoki kioko 2016

Armed with ‘black gloves’, protecting their bloodshot Red eyes are these ‘boxing spiders’ in kilome.

At home both on surfaces or as they glide ‘still’ on water surfaces – looking always ready to throw in a fewww punches on anything in their way. 

Armed with a front set of 4 Eyes and another two smaller eyes on the side, they are unalarmed at bigger objects in front of them like YoU!

*ID’d by Zarek Cocker as a ‘Salticidae – jumping spider’

Livestock Feeds

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Grasses of kilome © muoki kioko 2016

PASTURE
Brachiaria brizantha (Signal grass)
Brachiaria decumbens
Brachiaria milliformis
Brachiaria mutica (Para grass, Water grass)
Brachiaria ruziziensis (Ruzi grass)
Cenchrus ciliaris (Buffel grass)
Cynodon species
Dactylis glomerata (cocksfoot)
Digitaria decubens (Pangola grass)
Panicum maximum (Guinea grass)
Panicum maximum (Hamil grass)
Paspalum plicatulum
Urvillei
Pennisetum clandestinum (Kikuya grass)
Setaria sphacelata
Tripsacum laxum (Gautamala grass) etc.

LEGUMES
Centrosema pubescens
Desmodium intortum (Green leaf desmodium)
Desmodium uncinatum (Silver leaf desmodium)
Dolichos axillaris
Dolichos lab lab (lab lab bean)
Gliricidia maculata
Glicine javanica
Glicine wightii
Leucaena leucocephala (ipil-ipil)
Phaseolus atropurpureous(Siratro)
Pueraria phaseo-loides (Tropical Kudzu)
Stylosanthes guyanensis (Cook stylo)
Stylosanthes hamata
Stylosanthes humilis (Townsville lucerne)
Styzolobium atterimum (Velvet bean)
Trifolium pratense (Red clover)
Trifolium repens (White clover)
Trifolium rupellianum (African clover)
Trifolium semipilosum (Kenya white clover).

FODDERS
Some of the varieties listed under pastures and
legumes can also be used as fodders, e.g.
Brachiaria ruziziensis
Panicum varieties
Paspulum varieties
Glyricidia
Leucaena etc.
Some varieties that are used mainly as fodders are:
Pennisetum purpureum (Napier grass or Elephant grass) and its newly developed hybrids such as:
“NB 21” or “Poosa Giant Napier”
Fodder maize varieties
Newly developed hybrids
Fodder sorghum varieties
Newly developed hybrids etc.

adapted from Food & Agriculture organization (FAO)

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©muoki kioko
2009-2016
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

Snow in the skies..

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I was talking to a friend the other day and something caught my attention from behind them:
“a strangely shaped solo cloud”
or so I thought, but it had a flat top. Appearing above mature 30-40 year old eucalyptus trees my eyes kept shifting between my friend and this “cloud” until they turned, looked and asked..
“kwani u’ve never seen Kilimanjaro”?
I was looking at “the worlds highest free standing snow”
Then I remembered the description ‘worlds highest free standing mountain’. It’s height makes the top stick out somewhere in the middle of the skies especially when the slopes are not visible.

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©muoki kioko
2009-2016
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

Mauritian Tomb Bats in Kilome

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Mauritian Tomb Bat Kilome ©muokikioko'16

Mauritian Tomb Bat (Taphozous
mauritianus) that hangs upside down on surfaces seemingly ever alert and awake during the day suggesting it has a good eyesight.
Avoiding dark areas and instead opting for open spaces that allow it easy take-off, it can now be seen in Kilome.
Thought to exist only below 1000m, it’s resident above 1200m above sea level here.
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©muoki kioko
2009-2016
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

Swimming in Kilome

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Swimming in kilome ©muokikioko 2016

Swimming lessons now offered in Kilome!
As you can see the pool area has a view which on clear days faces Kilimanjaro. Come relax with family or friends swimming as you have buffet. Accommodation is available for those wishing for a weekend outing as you explore climbing Mt.Kalembwani or visit Ilovoto waterfalls or get a guide to search for the rare Plantanna frogs.
Should you have forgotten shopping at a supermarket, ‘No Problem’ as there’s a convenience store just 10-15minutes from here.
Located on the Mombasa highway about 80kms on your right hand from Nairobi as you begin descending the 1st section with a climbing lane. Sign board marked ACK.

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©muoki kioko
2009-2016
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

A day with X-tra terrestrials in Kilome

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xtra terrestrial kilome ©muokikioko2016

Yesterday had a very interesting day capturing this image as he just starred at me.
Are xtra terrestrial creatures alive and true? Look at this image and tell me (it is a real photo). Some images..get you really asking if you’d like to know what else exists.

photos and text
©muoki kioko
2009-2016
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

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