The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) will work with Kitui and Tana River County Governments to improve the face of Kora National Park.
“We will pull our energies jointly with the two counties to improve the infrastructure in this park all the way from Mwingi game reserve up to Kora National Park and make the park accessible,” the Deputy Director (DD) KWS, Charles Musyoka said.
Speaking at Kora National Park during the celebrations of renowned Kenya Wildlife Conservationist (aka baba ya simba) George Adamson, the DD underscored importance to improve the park so that the conservationist’s legacy lives on.
He added that the George Adamson experience would be enhanced so that many people could visit the park and experience the magic the conservator shared in his book Born Free.
“Kora National park is known all over the world for its rich experience that was raised by George Adamson therefore if enhanced it will make a very big difference in the livelihood of the people around the park,” said Musyoka.
The Kitui county executive for Tourism, Sports and Culture, Patrick Musau and his counterpart from Tana River County, Yaya Ali who graced the occasion expressed their commitment to work together as a team to improve conservation of Kora National Park.
Musau said that the County Government of Kitui has all through been collaborating with KWS in efforts to improve Kora national park and Mwingi game reserve.
“So far, the county government has helped in constructing three gates within Mwingi game reserve and Kora National Park, one at Kaningo, another at Mashungwa and the third one at Kora park,” said Musau.
“We have a master plan at Tana River County to maintain historical sites and improve the state of roads that leads to all National Parks and game reserves within as well as those bordering our county,” said Yaya Ali.
By Denson Mututo