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Rebuilding Kenya One Bridge at a Time

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/08/19/cnnheroes.parker.kenya.bridges/index.html?hpt=C1#fbid=5ottK_FOtpr&wom=false

West Pokot, Kenya (CNN) — More than 13 years after his parents drowned in a flash flood, David Kakuko is at the Moruny River, building a bridge that might have prevented their deaths.

The hanging footbridge will provide safe passage over the Moruny, a frequently flooded waterway in West Pokot, Kenya.

“Before the bridge, there [were] so many people, so many who lost their lives,” said Kakuko, 32. “I know, because I have no parents. I have no parents, because this river took them.”

Kakuko is working alongside other local residents and Harmon Parker, a master mason who has been building bridges through Kenya’s mountainous terrain since 1997.

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