Secretary Hon. Najib Balala over the weekend made global headlines after he
jumped from a plane at a height of approximately 11,000 feet to make a perfect
landing on the white sandy beaches of Watamu.
The CS’s move was meant to encourage local and international tourism with special
emphasis on the varied activities that tourists can engage in when they visit
different attractions sites across the country.
Apart from his unique stunt, Najib also released a rehabilitated turtle back to
The sea creature is fitted with a unique camera that allowed viewers from
across the world to experience Kenya’s beautiful coastline streamed live
for the first time through their mobile phones, tablets or computers.
Through Periscope, a live-streaming video app that can be downloaded, the CS
via the @MakeItKenya campaign and in collaboration with @HerdTracker
successfully aired the first ever live underwater pictures of a turtle swimming
along the Watamu reef.
The amazingly, captivative ‘turtle-video’, which
is still available online, has attracted a lot of positive feedback from
across the globe.
Below are some photos of the CS at Watamu: