Prominent environmental activist murdered in Nairobi
JULY 19, 2021
Joannah Stutchbury, a prominent environmental activist, was shot dead on July 15 while driving home in Nairobi, Kenya. The incident has been condemned by local environmental activists, who are calling for justice in response to the murder. Dr. Paula Kahumbu, CEO of conservation NGO WildlifeDirect, says the country’s entire conservation community is shaken following the murder. “It is really awful. The conservation fraternity is very shaken. It is devastating,” said Kahumbu.