September 25th 2017

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Laikipia Governor threatens to sue contractor over delayed project

Nyahururu residents said that they have been complaining demanding that the government puts up an electric fence to separate the wildlife animals from people which has not been forthcoming.

By Mary Muthonimmuthoni@kenyafreepress.comThursday, 29 Jun 2017 16:16 EAT

Laikipia governor, Joshua Irungu has given notice to a contract given assignment to put up an electric fence in Nyahururu to do so or face prosecution. He said the contactor who was given the task to put up the fence has delayed but they opted to seek another one to ensure that the construction continues.

He supported residents of the area who are up in arms against hippopotamus over their continuous attacks on them. The residents have threatening to take law into their hands and kill the animals after the latest attack that left two people dead. It is believed that the animal invaded them when they were on their way from work.

Meanwhile a man yesterday stumbled between the hippopotamus when they were feeding on grass near Nyahururu town and one of them attacked and killed him. According to the residents, a similar incident happened on Sunday when a man near the same spot that man was killed. The man had made some effort to call for help but none came to his rescue.

Nyahururu residents said that they have been complaining demanding that the government puts up an electric fence to separate the wildlife animals from people which has not been forthcoming. This will prevent such cases to occur, they stated.

Nyahururu Kenya Wildlife officer (KWS) officer a Mr Jacob said the organization will take action against the incident and make sure that the animal is captured. He added that they will make arrangements to ensure the animal is killed since it has caused agony to many people.

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