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Daughter to Laikipia Conservancy Owner Hard Hits Local Ol Moran Herders With New Announcement

Photo: Sveva Gallman With her Mother

Speaking to Nation Africa, Sveva Gallman who is the daughter to Laikipia Nature Conservancy owner Mr. Kuki Gallman said that the management of the conservancy had partnered with the National Drought Management (NDM) to provide free quality pasture to over 1,500 livestock owned by local Ol Moran herders. The move was aimed at fattening the animals before being sold off in various markets.

Unfortunately, Sveva announced that the management of the conservancy will move to squash the deal following bandit insurgency in the conservancy. She said that over 15,000 livestock from neighboring counties of Samburu illegally moved into the conservancy without following set protocols.

Though she believes that livestock and wildlife can coexist, local herders will be forced to look for alternative grazing fields to fatten their animals for the market. The management of the conservancy cannot continue providing free pasture to locals for fear that bandits may return.

She also dismissed information making rounds on social media platforms that her family does not legally own the Laikipia Nature Conservancy land saying that her family legally purchased the land from a Kenyan company back in 1982.

Sveva for the first time opened up that her mother, Ms Kuki is also a victim of the bandit attacks. She was attacked and shot by a group of illegal herders when driving near Ol Moran. She's currently nursing her. Kuki is a renowned author and conservationist.

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