The new Director for Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Daniel Omsembe has assured Kajiado residents affected by perennial human -wildlife conflict that they will get compensation.
Speaking after a courtesy call by the office of the governor, Mr. Omsembe who took over from Julius Cheptei, promises compensation for the affected residents.“We will ensure that all residents affected by wildlife will be compensated. We have the names brought by the county committee on wildlife and we have forwarded them to Nairobi so that the affected will be compensated soon. We are working hard to ensure that human – wildlife conflict is reduced”. He also added that residents should also inform KWS of any animal’s intrusion in their areas.
Kajiado Governor Dr. David Nkedianye said county government will work with KWS to solve animals –human conflicts.
“We want to work together with national government to ensure our people get the right compensation at the right time. Now that there is drought we want KWS to be fair with our people.” Said Nkedienye
There has been a lot of human and animal conflict especially in Amboseli and many residents will now hope for a solution to be agreed on.