The Former Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) board chair professor Philip Kaloki has called on Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to safe farmers at the time the farmers are preparing their farms ahead of rain season.
Kaloki says that parts of Makueni County bordering the Tsavo National Parks have for a long time been affected by the human-wildlife conflict.
Professor’s call comes barely days after a herd of elephants intruded in human invested areas in Kibwezi destroying farm product.
According to area residents, the wildlife menace has been a key contributor to hunger in the region with many calling on the government to complete installing electric fence along the park border.
“As we speak I am standing at my farm, the elephants were here and they have destroyed everything, what will we do now! I can’t sleep, and if you file a claim they will pay after 15 years,” a resident lamented.
Professor is calling on the government to complete the fencing of the park in a bid to safe farmers who have for the longest time being suffering over wild animals.
“I am calling on the government and KWS, during this time our people are preparing their farms for the rain season, look for a way to hold the animals in the park, our farmers are investing a lot of money on preparation and on seeds,” Kaloki noted.
The former board chair also called on the KWS officials to be on high alert to respond to calls when residents raise alarm.
He has also called on KWS and the government to compensate wildlife victim on the shortest period.
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