On November 16th, award-winning Kenyan photographer, artist, Ted Fellow, and activist Boniface Mwangi joined 94 Kenyans in climbing the Elephant hill at the Aberdares in support of the work of Defenders Coalition Kenya.
Defenders Coalition, Kenya provide training, legal support and protection for human rights defenders.
In a Facebook Post, Bonnie, as he is fondly knows, noted that the climb was the toughest Defenders Coalition have organised so far:
“We climbed Mt. Longonot in September, a 3.1 km trail that runs from the park gate up to the crater rim and then a 7.2 km loop around the crater…We did William hill in October, tough, but yesterday was a killer, my youngest son who is eight struggled a lot but went further than 70% of the climbers.
Bonnie further noted that he will summit Mt. Kenya in December to help raise KES 50, 000,000 ($500,000) for Defenders Coalition, Kenya, money targeted to establish a center of excellence to advance and expand human rights for all Kenyans.
The “Climb for Justice!” mission offers an opportunity for all Kenyans and friends of Kenya to be part of anchoring human rights in our national culture.
While not everyone in support of Defenders Coalition on this effort to make the Justice Center a reality will manage to join other Kenyans for the actual climb, you can virtually make the climb by hitting the various fundraising milestones.