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Mega millipede season

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Have you ever seen millipedes this BiG? Come experience African Giant millipedes as they take over their territory this season. As seen above, the lower measurements are in inches while the upper in cms

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Paper wasps of Kilome

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Paper wasp©muoki kioko

I had always thought of the power drill used for making holes on walls or a dentist drill for teeth as a brilliant innovation. Same to the banking process of keeping valuables in a vault, that was until this

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wasp turned up. Bzzzzz, bzzzzz, bzzzzzz zzzzzz zzzzzzz it went on constantly turning around its tunnel to ensure the edges were smoothed out.
Next, out it went and in a short while returned with cargo which it safely deposited in this vault

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Paper wasp2© Muoki Kioko

Then… the vault is secured! different sized materials are tried for a tight ‘fit’ in the tunnel

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After fitting a 2nd or 3rd layer is added before surface is evened out and made to look like the surrounding.
Noticed that later in the day, if it acquired new cargo the old vault could still be traced accurately and the vault secured even more.
Just left wondering what other lessons were can pick from the creator of the universe.

Konzacity (pt 2) – President Kibaki Officially Launches Konzacity

President of the Republic of Kenya HE Mwai Kibaki today officially Launched Konzacity Construction with phase 1 set to be completed within 5years. image

Projects launched at the site included:
– Start of master plan phase 1(will feature in next 2 articles)
– Construction of Business and Information resource Centre Konzacity (walls coming up seen in picture above)
– Machinery for construction of infrustracture in Konzacity and environs ie roads, water, drainage, power, etc
– Official construction iniciation for New centres of operation for 14 International and Local firms that include RIM (research in motion – makers of blackberry), Huawei (makers of IDEOS), Safaricom, Toyota Corporation training Centre, Technical University of Kenya, amoung others

Arriving by road slightly after 2.00pm(EAT). He was met by the Vice President Hon Kalonzo Musyoka and ALL teams that have made this Vision 2030 project a reality.

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He then proceeded to launch various aspects of the project as he unveiled a commemorative plaque

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before addressing both investors(local & international) and the public

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*Next part will feature the plan including phase one. Here’s a preview

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Side striped Jackal(C. adustus) spotted in kilome

The rarest of the 3 jackals, The side stripped jackal has just been spotted(7:11pm East Af. time) in kilome hills.

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Bee drinking water – kilome as a film making destination

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We see them often, some fear them others love their honey but how do they eat or drink water? Do they have a mouth, hands, tongue?

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which is the head? which is the tail?(Rare specimen in Kilome)

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For the very First time ‘Up close and Candid’ shots of this unique and rare specimen!

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Hibernating frogs, toads and snakes in kilome

Life has a it’s way of taking care of itself in dry spells- starting with cow peas closing it’s leaves to amphibians like this toad, or ridge frogs hibernating under sand or in cracks with loose soil within. Kilome is 110kms(tarmac) NE from Nairobi. All other roads motorable though 4wd recomended because of clearense.

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