Residents of Kiboino in Baringo Central Sub-county continue to be devastated following an attack on their livestock by unidentified wild animal.
Many sheep and goats have been killed and several injured in predatory attacks that followed two days in a row in various villages within the area.
According to Jonathan Kipchumba one of the locals who has lost sheep and goats following the attacks, the wild animal has killed upwards of 27 livestock in sheep and goats.
“We have a problem with this animal that is killing our livestock, it has eaten sheep, 17, yesterday it killed about 10, we have seen no action taken,” Kipchumba said.
The residents have asked the government to intervene to assist the affected who have lost their source of livelihood, and called on the authority in charge of wildlife, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to take immediate action to capture the animal to avoid further loses.
“We ask the government to assist people who have lost livestock because they depend on the sheep and goats as their only source of livelihood,”
“We want the KWS to come and contain the animal because this is a big loss to us. We depend on the animals when it comes to finance and this is such huge loss to us. It will be hard for us to pay school fees for our children,” said Titus Kigen, another farmer.
KWS Officer Dickson Too has assured residents that they will take immediate action to capture the animal and eliminate dangers.
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