Monday, June 24, 2019
 PS, Dr. Margaret Mwakima with KWS leadership in Tsavo being greeted by Asst. Director, Tsavo conservation, Captain Robert Obrien.

PS, Dr. Margaret Mwakima with KWS leadership in Tsavo being greeted by Asst. Director, Tsavo conservation, Captain Robert Obrien.

The Government is soon coming up with a National Wildlife Strategy that will address and resolve outstanding issues on human wildlife conflict, Principal Secretary in the State Department of Natural Resources, Dr. Margaret Mwakima has said.

The PS was speaking while on a fact finding mission of complaints of human wildlife conflicts in Tsavo National Park in Tsavo Conservation area, following complaints of massive destruction by wildlife in Taita Taveta County.

 PS, Dr. Mwakima being received at the Tsavo Conservation area by the Captain Robert Obrien.DSC_0264

PS, Dr. Mwakima being received at the Tsavo Conservation area by the Captain Robert Obrien.DSC_0264

Dr. Mwakima noted that, the government will also create enabling conditions for investing opportunities to have wildlife as an alternative to land use. The complaints revolved around destruction of greenhouses, compensation of wildlife deaths and injury cases in the county, livestock incursion inside the park and fencing of the park and Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) to keep off wildlife from human settlements.

During her fact finding mission, the P S held a meeting with Kenya Wildlife Service leadership in Tsavo  wildlife conservancy  offices in Voi, during which it was agreed that, security of wildlife and residents would be beefed up for peaceful co-existence.

 Dr. Mwakima assured stakeholders that, the same initiatives that are currently being implemented in Taita Taveta County would also be employed in other wildlife hotspots in the Country.

MEMORIES - Senior KWS officers from the Tsavo conservation area pose for a memorable photo with the PS.

MEMORIES – Senior KWS officers from the Tsavo conservation area pose for a memorable photo with the PS.

The Principal Secretary, who was accompanied the Conservation Secretary in the Ministry Mr. Gideon Gathara and the Head of Communications in the Ministry Elias Njeru, called on the officers to work towards restoring the integrity of the office which is the eye of the local community.

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