Commissioner Kipkemei Takes Charge In Moving Jumbos Out Of Farms

Kajiado News Update

Kajiado News Update

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Kajiado acting county commissioner David Kipkemei on Thursday took full charge of driving out jumbos from farms in parts of the region.

Kipkemei, who talked in Kajiado after releasing one helicopt

County Commissioner David Kipkemei in Imbuko location on January 17.

er and three vehicles to Imbuko Location where elephants have caused havoc through human/wildlife conflicts, said the work has started immediately.

He apologized to the Imbuko and Isara locations Maasai farmers on behalf of the government for the damage caused by the Amboseli jumbos, whose presence in the two areas have caused panic to the residents.

Last week on Friday, morans from Imbuko killed two elephants and promised to pursue more as they claimed Kenya Wildlife Service had turned a deaf ear to their plea to drive the jumbos out of their farms.

The county commissioner said he has also established a temporary KWS post in Imbuko location with 10 rangers, who will work closely with both regular and administration police officers in the area.

“As we speak the helicopter is airborne driving the jumbos back to the national park. We drove some on Wednesday while I was with Governor Joseph ole Lenku,” said the commissioner.

He also pleaded to the local morans to put away their arms and allow security personnel to do their part.

The county commissioner also instructed Mashuuru DCC, Stephen Nyakundi and his security team to move with speed and rid the area of the menacing elephants.

Lenku on Wednesday gave KWS two days to drive the elephants out of the farms and warned that he would unleash morans to retaliate on the menacing jumbos if the wildlife agency does not act.

The governor is on record complaining that the people of Kajiado have lost many people through human/wildlife conflicts over the years and yet they are not compensated.

County KWS warden, Dickson Korir, said the conflict being experienced in the region has been caused by drought.

“As we speak now, nearly all the wild animals are roaming the farms because Amboseli national park has been hit by drought,” Korir told the Star on the phone.

Most parts in Kenyewa/Poka ward, a resident Peter Moreno said, has experienced the worst human/wildlife conflict this year.

The area cutting across Imbuko, Korir said, is along the wildlife migratory corridor.


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