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.
Content created and supplied by: TheDailyOnlinePunch (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More