Ekialo Kiona has successfully erected a 56-foot communications mast near the top of Soklo Mountain on Mfangano Island. This mast was designed, welded, transported, constructed, and safely grounded entirely by hand thanks to the tireless efforts of the EK Sustainable Design Guild, dozens of volunteers from Soklo community, and our international team of engineers including Forrest Lowell, Graham Tattersall, and Tyler Hutchinson.
This communications mast will relay high-speed internet to the island from Kisumu, 70-km to the Northeast, as well as serve as the FM Broadcast Transmitter for the Ekialo Kiona Youth Radio Station. Now that the mast is visible on our mountain skyline, EK has been receiving excited congratulations from community members and local leaders. Thanks to everyone who has helped us achieve this important step.