Human-wildlife conflict in Narok gets dangerous
Human-wildlife conflict is on the rise in Narok. Last week, a hyena broke into the sheep pen in Parmuat Kool’s homestead, in Majimoto village, Narok South subcounty, and killed 50 sheep, injuring six others. The attack happened at night when the villagers and the owner were a sleep. According to them, hyenas have killed 200 sheep in different homesteads in the area in the past three months. They are now an angry lot due to the losses they have suffered. For instance, Kool said he incurred a Sh400,000 loss on that particular night. He said his family of 17 depended on the livestock for food and income.They have no idea what they’ll do next to keep their cattle safe. The have tried all they can. The county government should now step in and coordinate with the Kenya Wildlife Service and sort out this issue before it goes out of hand and the pastrolists start taking revenge.
MUSTAPHA JUMA Kakamega