John was born in 1957. He was brought up in a serene environment in Meru on the eastern slopes of Mt. Kenya. He studied veterinary medicine and has been a career researcher since graduation.
John has a passion for the environment and it bothers him to see the degradation that has taken place in recent years. He is the secretary to a non-governmental organisation known as centre for environmental stewardship (CES).
Through this book he believes he will add his voice to those calling for the care and restoration of our environment.
After a decade of graduate studies in the US, he returned to a homeland transformed—not for the better. The once pristine landscapes were now marred by environmental degradation and polluted waterways. With water becoming a scarce resource, the rural communities who depended heavily on fuelwood st...