Climate warning

Tabitha Kimani

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Government of Kenya

Climate warning

Police, reservists called in to drive out elephants from farms in Meru

The drought being witnessed in the horn of Africa has caused wildlife to move from the wild into people's farms in search of water and food. The animals damage the crops which farmers depend on as a source of livelihood. Such huge losses eventually lead to mental health illnesses as the farmers are devastated.
More than 5,000 farmers in the area are counting losses following a month-long invasion by elephants that has covered over 1,000 acres of farmland.
The invasion by the jumbos come amid crop failure and at a time when farmers were preparing for relief from a prolonged drought.
“We are tired of begging the KWS to take away the elephants. We are tired of the destruction of our crops. This is deliberate grazing of elephants on peoples’ farms by KWS. This should stop,” Tigania West MP John Mutunga said.

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  • We Don't Have Time

    7 w

    Dear Tabitha Kimani Thank you for getting your climate warning to level 2! We have reached out to Government of Kenya and asked for a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

    • Elizabeth Gathigia

      12 w

      So saddening, KWS should be responsible, and the farmers should be compensated

      • Timothy Ndegwa

        16 w

        My thought is that the move by KWS is approriate since the elephants have come out from the forest and destroyed crops in resident's farms, what KWS is doing is providing a soloution to have the elephants back to the forest and to avoid human-animal conflict. County Commissioner Fred Ndunga has urged members of the community not to take law into their hands in dealing with the elephants, he states that those who have been affected by the destruction of food crops would be given priority in food distribution.

        • zelda ninga

          16 w

          This are some of the effects of climate change which is drought,if we can't deal with this climate crisis then we will have to deal with this forever.

          • walter lungayi

            16 w

            So sad indeed. The farmers should be compensated on their losses.

            • Tabitha Kimani

              16 w

              This should never happen. I empathise with this farmers.

              • Peter Kamau

                16 w

                My honest opinion is that they should be driven out of the farms. They shouldn't be allowed to graze on farmer's crops whatsoever.

                • Daniel Waweru

                  16 w

                  KWS should be responsible for the wildlife,

                  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                    16 w

                    KWS should take care of the Wild animals

                    • rosebellendiritu

                      16 w

                      Apart from destroying farmers crops I fear also for the lives of people living in those areas.human wildlife conflict has been reported uncountable times and it's time for action to be taken to save both

                      • Elizabeth Gathigia

                        16 w

                        So sad to see elephants destroying their crops, KWS should take urgent and necessary actions to deliver these animals out, and compensate the farmers for the huge damage these animals have caused

                        • Kamau WA Githinji

                          16 w

                          this is a wake up call to the government, there must be a good relationship between human and wildlife

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