This Pea Farmer Is The Lord Of The Animals In Drought-Hit Kenya National Park

He drives for hours to carry water for animals.

This Pea Farmer Is The Lord Of The Animals In Drought-Hit Kenya National Park

He brings water for thirsty animals in Kenya's dry Tsavo West National Park.  

Pea farmer Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua thinks many parts of Kenya don't receive rains due to global farming.  

Read on about this African farmer who says he cannot let animals die of thirst because of water scarcity.

A pea farmer fights global warming

Buffaloes near water body

This Kenyan pea farmer is unhappy at the rate with which water bodies are drying.  So, he decided to provide water to animals in drought-hit national park.


The water man

Water tanker

Mwalua drives for hours to serve the drought-hit animals of Kenya with water. He has saved many animal lives. That's why he is called the Water Man.

Mwalua won't let these animals die

Ass drinks water

Mwalua says Kenya doesn't receive the rains it once did. This has caused drought. 

He has to cover a lot of ground

Water tanker

He drives for several hours during the day to carry water for animals. He fills up all the holes and ditches with water. He is ready to do whatever it takes to save animals.

He realises animals can't help themselves

Elephants near water body

He knows there is no water and animals are at the mercy of humans. 

Animals know who the 'Water Man' is.

Animals drink water

Mwalua travels with 3,000 gallons of water in his truck. As soon as the man shows up, animals come to ditches in which water will be poured. Some come near him to show their gratitude.

He loves to watch them drink water.

Animals by water body

He once said, "Last night, I found 500 buffaloes waiting at the waterhole. When I arrived, they could smell the water. They started drinking water while I was standing there. They get so excited."

The man is receiving support

Water lorry in national park

Mwalua's sincere efforts to provide water to wild animals have received support from African women. They have started a GoFundMe page for him. The funds received through this effort go to finance Mwalua's cause.

Mwalua deserves applause for whatever he is doing.

Do you support Mwalua's cause?