Simon Beja Kenga

Gardener / Artisan

Simon was born and raised in Kirepwe Island. Growing up on the  island, the water was always a big part of his life. He would enjoy sitting on a mangrove branch looking at school of fish swimming in and out of the creek with the tide. He dreamed of becoming a boat captain. He took up fishing, and soon became quite a skilled fisherman, mastering a range of fishing techniques.

Simon joined A Rocha Kenya in 2014. He is employed as a gardener, and also helps with fixing broken things around the centre as well as assisting with marine expeditions and coral monitoring. When the marine team got a boat, he was trained to pilot it – his dream come true!

In 2019, he completed his PADI open water training; one step more in his marine career!

He’s also passionate about bees and honey, producing his own delicious mangrove honey!



Waterbird counts at Tana Delta 5th March 2021
Watamu Marine Protected Area Stakeholder’s Workshop 23rd February 2021
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Over half a million waterbirds counted since 2000! 20th January 2021
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