In mid-February Lori was invited to attend an important meeting of the Council of Elders of Taita Taveta County (Njavungo). They surprised her by making her a member of the Taita tribe, they even gave her a new Taita name, Malemba.
Taita Taveta County covers a large area of over 6,500 sq.miles, that includes much of the Tsavo National Parks, and human population of over 300,000.
The Elders are planning a more formal ceremony in the near future to which friends and family will be invited. This is a rare and very special honour indeed.