Remember the great explorers of Africa in history classes back in the day. The likes of David Livingstone, Vasco Dagama, Ludwig Krapf, John Rebman among others?
A Ugandan man has joined the bandwagon in his new discovery in London. Milton Allimadi last week made a nature discovery in London, UK and took it upon himself to give the natural resource a proper name and shared a photo on his Facebook account of his historic moment.
Just like his formers, Allimadi learned from the best of American and European explorers who have in the past claimed to have made discoveries in Africa riding on their usual narrative that the locals are ignorant about the natural resources around them.
“I discovered the river you see behind me here in London. I don’t know what the natives call it but I gave it a proper name — River Gulu. Like Sir Samuel Baker you can now call me Sir Milton… Who discovered River Gulu in London,” he wrote.
At the background of the photo stood the river he discovered in the heart of the Queen’s Land and named it River Gulu which was popularly known as River Thames.
I discovered the river you see behind me here in London. I don't know what the natives call it but I gave it a proper name — River Gulu. Like Sir Samuel Baker you can now call me Sir Milton… Who discovered River Gulu in London. 😂😂😂👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/f3ppjcZdeA
— Michael (@OwuorMichael) April 27, 2019
Allimidi’s discovery thrilled the online community, who could not stop congratulating him for his discovery, making River Gulu, a name borrowed from a village in Uganda trend on twitter. Wikipedia went ahead to name Sir Milton of House Allimadi who discovered River Gulu.
Sir Milton of House Allimadi discovered River Gulu. pic.twitter.com/WNTC6jMo9L
— Dennis Cheruiyot (@DennohCheru) April 27, 2019
Thank you for discovering the River Gulu, Sir Milton. We’ve been sitting around aimlessly waiting for someone to do that. Feel free to claim all our natural reserves of everything. Also just using a ruler to create new random borders has worked well for others, I believe.
— Rebecca Hill (@Museumofginger) April 27, 2019
Our very own Sir Milton discovered the river Gulu in London. Such an achievement.
— #Repeal162🏳️🌈 (@justmwihaki) April 28, 2019
Congratulations to Sir Milton, by discovering the river you named River Gulu after a village in Uganda, you've paved the way for young explorers from the motherland. Congratulations once more.
— Kido Mutoke (@kidomutoke) April 27, 2019
Well done Sir Milton for discovering River Gulu👏🏿👏🏿.
Now fellow explorers are you ready to conquer a new land inhabited by savages👣 and uncivilized people?
Come aboard, let us sail together and colonise their minds! 💪🏿💪🏿 pic.twitter.com/ZO69946Bv9
— Kelvin Bett (@BettOfficial) April 27, 2019
The Ugandan explorer went ahead to thank the online community for letting the world know about his discovery, revealing that he has plans to write a journal on river Gulu are underway.
Thanks for sharing my discovery with the world. I'm working on my Journal of the Discovery of River Gulu and its Sources and Observation of the Odd behavior of the Natives along its Shores, Etc. https://t.co/0YIHBpOXA2
— allimadi (@allimadi) April 28, 2019