Little Girl Moves Delegates at Governors' Conference[VIDEO]

  • Young advocate Haula Imani at the Seventh Annual Devolution Conference in Makueni County on Wednesday, November 23
    Young advocate Haula Imani at the Seventh Annual Devolution Conference In Makueni County on Wednesday, November 23
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  • The seventh and final Devolution Conference held in Wote, Makueni County entered its second day on Wednesday, November 24, attracting 3000 delegates taking part in discussions about climate change.

    Among the delegates was little Haula Amina, who is a climate change advocate, who took centre stage in the conference to share the disturbing truth about the climate crisis in the country.

    The young advocate who identifies as the 'Voice of the Little Ones' wowed leaders with a striking poem, that challenged them to use their influence to impact change in the looming climate crisis.

    The Seventh Annual Devolution Conference in Makueni County
    The Seventh Annual Devolution Conference in Makueni County
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    She remembered the late professor Wangari Maathai in her poem, acknowledging her efforts in climate conversation, reiterating her powerful statement about the power of mother nature.

    "I remember her saying, nature is very unforgiving, if you destroy nature, it will destroy you," she made her statement.

    Amina while mirroring Prof Maathai's famous hummingbird anecdote stated that with her little voice, she will do her best in sensitizing the need for climatic action.

    She affirmed that she will use her knowledge of big words in climate conservation discussions to help spread the message about saving the environment.

    The young advocate left the crowd in stitches with an impersonation of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, while reciting his famous saying about  how Kenyans were treating the pandemic abnormally, in a bid to remind them to take such directives seriously, especially in light of the climate crisis.

    She thanked Council of Governor Chairperson Martin Wambora  and Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko for giving her the opportunity to nurture her talent and use it for a great cause.

    The conference follows the United Nations Climate Change Conference, dubbed COP26, that was held in Glasgow , making Kenya the first country to hold a conference on climate change immediately the international meeting.

    The conference themed 'Multilevel Governance for Climatic Action' has brought together  delegates from 200 countries in a bid to contribute to efforts to address the climate crisis in the country.

    The event has been postponed twice owing to the social distancing restrictions brought on by the pandemic,and was scheduled for November after the country's positivity rate significantly dropped.