NEMA announces indefinate closure of controversial Mara Ngenche Camp
The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA)Chairman John Konchella has announced closure of Mara Ngenche Camp indefinitely, pending an environmental assessment.
Four other tents within the camp were also discovered to have flouted NEMA rules during the tour by Government officials
The camp was thrust to the limelight after a video emerged showing its workers driving a pack of Wildebeest from their natural crossing on the Mara River.
The video which went viral on August 13 also showed the camp standing smack in the middle of the animals crossing.
The video attracted the ire of Kenyans online and offline, with Tourism Cabinet Secretary saying plans were underway to have the camp closed down.
Nagib Popat, the property’s director has reportedly obtained a court order against the closure.
The business has been in operation for 10 years now.
NEMA will be seeking to solve the curious puzzle of whether the hotel is operating legally upon which recommendations of a possible relocation will be issued.
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