Kiswahili Teacher April 2005

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Kiswahili Teacher April 2005

We have had our share of wild fires this season. It brings to mind an old Swahili saying with multiple meaning:

Dawa ya moto ni moto
(The medicine for fire is fire)

It rang home when the boys + girl from Idaho taught us how to safely back burn, to starve the oncoming blaze.

And again it proved right in the treatment of the after effects of the victory (over the fire) party.

Dawa ya moto ni moto
-Fight fire with fire, (or the hair of the dog…)

You’ll know what we mean!

Cheers!

Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy