June 28th 2017

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Kenya losing precious wildlife to drought

The most affected animals have been buffaloes and hippos, according to Mr Gathitu, and the wildlife sanctuaries so far recording the deaths are in Lamu, Samburu, Ijara and Tsavo.

By David Mutuadmutua@kenyafreepress.comTuesday, 21 Feb 2017 17:00 EAT

The Kenya Wildlife Service today raised the alarm over the death of dozens of wild animals across the country due to the ongoing drought. KWS spokesperson Paul Gathitu said Kenya was losing valuable wild wildlife that form the mainstay of the country's tourism sector. “We lost fifteen hippos at Lake Kenyatta in Lamu. In Ijara we lost a number of buffaloes due to lack of water,” said the spokesman, who talked to journalists at Taita Hills Hotel in Taita Taveta County.

The most affected animals have been buffaloes and hippos, according to Mr Gathitu, and the wildlife sanctuaries so far recording the deaths are in Lamu, Samburu, Ijara and Tsavo. The ongoing drought in the country which was declared a national disaster by the President, has affected both Animals and human beings in many areas of the country.

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