Farmers count losses after wild animals invade 4 villages

Farmers count losses after wild animals invade 4 villages
Kenya Wildlife Service

Farmers in four villages in Igembe Sib-County, Meru County are counting losses after wild animals from the Meru National Park invaded their farms and destroyed crops of an unknown value on Sunday.

The farmers from Ntukai, Murera, Kinaduba and Kiruyu villages told Citizen Digital that they are afraid they will not have any harvest, adding that most of them spend their time guarding their crops from the wild animals, which also puts them at risk.

“The monkeys, elephants and buffalos have been a threat to us, we spend most of our time in farms to secure our crops knowing that the animals are dangerous to us,” said one of the farmers.

The farmers lamented that they have complained severally about the wildlife menace but no action has ever been taken, neither have they received any compensation nor any communication from the Kenya Wildlife Service.

They called upon the government to intervene and save them from the wild animals menace.

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