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Kenya: RIP #WangariMaathai

Tweets keep flowing in honor of Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmental and political activist who died last week after a battle with cancer.

Wangari will be accorded a state funeral, @CapitalFM_kenya reports:

@CapitalFM_kenya: President #Kibaki has announced that Prof Wangari #Maathai will be accorded a State Funeral; flags to fly at half mast tomorrow and Friday

Wangari Maathai. Image by Flickr user e pants (CC BY 2.0).


@echoinggreen shares a quote from Wangari Maathai:

@echoinggree: “..there comes a time when…we have to shed our fear & give hope to each other. That time is now.” – Wangari Maathai #heros #bebold

Where is my signed copy of Wangari's book?:

@GeeBrunswick: I am so vain…frantically looking for my signed copy of Dr #WangariMaathai's book.

Rest in Peace Prof. Wangari Maathai:

@mbuguanjihia: Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” — Mark Twain Rest in Peace Prof Wangari Maathai.

Sad…

@waithash: #WangariMaathai Sad and worse is the fact that I never heard of her illness. @kenyangetter #cancer

Kenyans will plant trees next month in her honor:

@K24Tv: Kenyans will be planting trees at the Karura forest on Saturday Oct 1st between 10am – 5pm in honour of the late Great Prof.#WangariMaathai

It is the little things we do that will make the difference:

@OfficialKimora: “It's the little things citizens do. That's what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.” RIP #WangariMaathai #Africa

@RobertAlai says:

@RobertAlai: Nairobi river should be cleaned in honour of Wangari Maathai.

@StateDept says:

@StateDept: #SecClinton: Wangari Maathai understood the deep connection between local and global problems, and helped give ordinary citizens a voice.

Best tribute to Wangari Maathai:

@missbwalya: Best tribute to Wangari Maathai – “She came. She battled. She won.”

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