Sunday, May 19, 2024
Home > Counties > Farmers suffer livestock losses from wildlife attacks

Farmers suffer livestock losses from wildlife attacks

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has moved in to resolve recent human wildlife conflicts in Kakelo Kamroth location in Kabondo Kasipul constituency.

This follows last week’s incidences where animals suspected to be hyenas invaded two villages killing goats, sheep and calves.

Homa Bay county KWS warden Zippora Mideva said her officers were on the ground to map out losses suffered by farmers in Nyadenda and Kanyasare villages.

The Warden urged local residents to collaborate with her officers by volunteering the relevant information.

The farmers in the constituency are counting losses after stray hyenas attacked and killed their livestock over the weekend.

The hyenas reportedly invaded homes at night before they killed sheep and goats in the villages.

One of the affected farmers Paul Okela from Nyandeda village said they lost seven animals including five sheep and two calves.

“They came and attacked our animals. My two calves and three sheep were killed before they went to my neighbours’ homes and did the same,” Okela said.

The hyenas reportedly attacked and killed other sheep and goats in Kanyasare village. They also killed three goats and two sheep in some other two homes. Okela decried the increase in cases of attacks on their animals.

“We are worried about the continued attacks let the Kenya Wildlife Service officers cage the animals,” he added.

The wild animals come from Wire forest in the neighbouring Kasipul constituency.

Kakelo Kamroth Location Chief Tom Ondiro confirmed he had received complaints from some farmers whose animals were killed.

“We are asking residents to remain vigilant and report to KWS such incidences,” Ondiro said.

By Davis Langat

Leave a Reply