Meru County, 29th March 2019… In preparation of Lewa Marathon 2019 and in support of wildlife conservation, Kibo Africa sponsored Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Community race with Kshs. 1,000,000 that will go towards community developments in Lewa such as fencing, health, books donation in schools among others. The community race is held before the main marathon with an aim of bring the nine communities in Lewa together and foster their understanding on wildlife conversancy.
Proceeds from the marathon that started in 2000 have enabled the provision of education to over 10,000 children; equipped eight medical facilities and supported community development projects which have so far benefited over 50,000 people in the region.
“Kibo is proud to be supporting the efforts of Lewa conservancy and Northern Rangelands Trust against poaching and in aiding development within the communities in Lewa,” said Kibo Operations Director Mr. Alvin Mageto during the marathon. Last year Kibo was the official bike sponsor and they donated motorbikes the K150 to be used by patrols to aid in anti-poaching.
The annual marathon organized by Lewa and partner Tusk Trust, will be held on 29th June 2019. It will be the 20th edition of the marathon and to mark this milestone, they aim is to raise Ksh. 100,000,000; 20 times the amount that was raised in 2000. The top fundraiser will win a fantastic prize of one week vacation.
Kibo is a mobility company based in Nairobi that originated from the acknowledgement of the importance of having access to safe and reliable mobility for everyone.
By designing and developing a motorcycle specifically for use in Africa, Kibo became the maker of the first purpose built motorbike called the K150. With its unique features it meets the needs of our most demanding customers who rely on Kibo to support them in pursuing their opportunities in life and business.
ARNOLD AMBOYE : AUTHOR