On Tuesday 8th, September 2020 – at Commandant Border Patrol Units Office Kanyoonyoo, Kauwi Ward, Kitui West Sub-County – Kitui County Minister for Tourism, Sports, and Culture who is also the Ag. County Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Hon Patrick Koki Musau held a meeting with Stakeholders over kanyonyoo Human-wildlife conflicts.
The Minister Musau led officers from the Tourism department for a meeting to discuss insecurity in kanyonyoo wildlife conservancy at the office of the Border Patrol Unit in Kanyoonyoo.
There have been reports of wildlife being killed by youths with the intention to grab land in Yatta B2 land, over 200 youth have encroached and destroyed vegetation through bush fires and are pausing great insecurity to people in the area.
The land in question is 23,000 acres which are on lease for the next 47 years, which is under the management of Yatta B2 ranching co-operative society which runs livestock keeping together with the County Department of Tourism.
The County Ministry is promoting Wildlife based Tourism in the area which is full of Giraffes, Zebras, Impala among other Wildlife species.
The eventual success is to see the illegal encroachers evicted from the Conservancy and Yatta B2 land.
Stakeholders in the meeting comprised other ministry officers Chief Officer Mrs. Agnetta Peter, Deputy Director Tourism Hezron Mulatya, Border Patrol Unit Commandant Mr. Adan Gabon, KWS Warden Natalie Waithera, and Yatta B2 management representatives among other locals.