Kitengela businessman, David Parseina says it is unfortunate to continuously mourn and witness the loss of lives as a result of on-going human/wildlife conflict.
Parseina, while reacting to the on-going upsurge in conflict cases in the county, accused of ineptitude responsible government agencies charged with the security of the people.
He was speaking in Kitengela town when he claimed Kenya Wildlife Service should be made to account for the death of three people killed by elephants in Masimba and Merrueshi recently.
“Government agencies directly responsible to ensure that elephants remain in parks, have no option but to account for the deaths that happened in Ilkilunyeti and Masimba recently. Life of human being cannot be equated to those of beasts,” said Parseina.
Parseina spoke as Governor Joseph Lenku arrived from Kenya/Poka ward where he visited on Tuesday to condole with families who have lost their loved ones to ongoing elephant menace.
Lenku gave the wildlife agency until Tuesday next week to hunt down all killer elephants or else he would allow the local residents to kill them.
“Three lives have been lost senselessly in the last three weeks. No other person will die as we watch. We want KWS to kill their offending elephants or the people will kill them. Let them take note,” said the Governor.
He said the entire villages in Masimba and Merrueshi were living in fear with school children now unable to freely attend to classes for fear of the animals.
Accompanied by Kenyewa/Poka Ward MCA Henry Kimiti, Lenku said the KWS had been dishonest in their mandate.
“One and a half years ago, KWS told Kajiado residents that they would compensate deaths and injuries caused by wildlife. No one has been paid so far. We take great exception to this injustice,” said the governor.