15th March 2019 SAA. tval-, ik,
by County diary
Wild animals Invasions
A water tank at Kambili primary school in Mtito Andei Ward in Kibwezi East Which was destroyed by Elephants from Tsavo West National park.
Despite the residents of Nzoila and Kambili adapting the new farming methods like use of damliners and zai pits in order to curb food insecurity in the region, Wild animal invasions has still remained to be a major challenge in this area.
Many farmers have lost their properties, lives and being exposed to insecurity due to Wild animal invasions to this area, whereby the KWS department has gave a deaf ear to this issue. However the community members here are very bitter about the conduct of KWS since the rangers only come to harass charcoal burners and other innocent citizens instead of ensuring that elephants and other wild animals do not invade their farms.
The NGOs working in this area have been citing Wildlife invasions as one of the most challenge they do face in their mission to change the lives of these farmers in this region since some of their resources they do invest to assist their people are mostly destroyed by wild animals.
The Members of the Makueni County Assembly led by the Deputy Speaker Hon Harrison Mutie and the MCA for Mtito Andei Ward Hon Francis Mulwa have led demonstration in this area to condemn this acts whereby the Assembly has resolved at coming up with a law to address these challenges.