Buffaloes destroy 200 acres of crops


Buffaloes destroy 200 acres of crops
Nakuru buffalo

Farmers in Longonot area, Nakuru County are counting losses after farm produce worth millions of shillings was destroyed by buffaloes.

According to one farmer, Bernard Kiruthi, the buffaloes destroyed over 200 acres of maize, beans and water-melon plantations.

Kiruthi threatened that the farmers will take the law into their own hands if the Kenya Wildlife Service does not tale action to prevent further destruction of property by wild animals.

His sentiments were echoed by Reverend Wilson Ndegwa who said residents are living in fear as the buffaloes have also attacked people, especially school-going children.

Ndegwa pointed out that with the current rate of destruction, a drought is inevitable.

A senior KWS officer confirmed the incident and admitted that cases of human-wildlife conflict were on the rise around Naivasha and Gilgil. He, however, said that KWS will address such cases and cautioned residents against taking the law into their hands.

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