Cabinet Secretary to promote Kenya coast tourism with LIVE turtle release webcast

Kenya Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala will release a rehabilitated turtle back into the Indian Ocean at 14:00 on Sunday 17 January 2016 at Watamu Turtles (Local Ocean Trust) in a world first live web broadcast via Periscope as part of the #KenyaLive tourism campaign.

Viewers around the world will be able to watch live on the web as an underwater camera on the turtle’s back captures the turtle swimming along the reef.

Balala will be joining the Ministry of Tourism funded #KenyaLive campaign in Watamu for the day where there will be a number of live events!

“The chance to watch the first ever live underwater pictures of a turtle swimming along our reef is an exceptional opportunity to show the world Kenya’s breath-taking coastline in an exciting and innovative way,” said Balala.

How to follow the live broadcasts

If you want to know what a safari in Kenya is like, download the Periscope app on Android and iOS and follow HerdTracker’s Periscope channel from 7-18 January 2016.

During any live broadcast, you can ask questions which the team will respond to live during the broadcast. You can also tap the screen or ‘heart’ icon to show your appreciation.

All the broadcasts will be made available to watch again on both HerdTracker and Make It Kenya’s YouTube channels.

The public can engage with the #KenyaLive campaign on Twitter using #KenyaLive and #magicalkenya, and follow @MakeItKenya, @magicalkenya@HerdTracker and @WondersofWatamu for all the action, images and interaction throughout the campaign