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Human lives in Danger as Wild Animals Invade Homes in Search of Water in Taita Taveta

Taita Taveta Governor Andrew Mwadime, has expressed concerns after major sources of water have dried up in Taita Taveta county, resulting to human and wildlife conflict.

Mwadime noted that elephants and other wildlife have been invading homes in search of food and water possing danger to school going children and residents.

(Taita taveta Governor Andrew Mwadime addressing the media at a past event photo courtesy)

The Governor has called on National government, and other patners to work hand in hand to increase water catchment areas by drilling more boreholes and earth dams to ensure wild animals do not cross over from the neighbouring Tsavo National park to human habitted areas.

"Areas like Veruga that used to be the food basket are now depleted and facing major drought due to continued failure of rains," said Mwadime.

This comes as more counties continue to be ravaged by drought due global climate change being experienced in Kenya, a move that has seen major patners calling on drought to be declared a national crisis.

This will enable intergovernmental measures put in place to mitigate drought effects to avert future drought loss of life and livelihoods.

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Mwadim Mwadime National Taita Veruga

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