Nation (Kenya)

TUESDAY JUNE 4 2019

elephants invasion

Security officers bar Voi residents from accessing KWS offices in Sofia, Taita Taveta County, on June 4, 2019. The residents were demonstrating over increased elephants invasion in the area. PHOTO | LUCY MKANYIKA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

In Summary

  • Over 20 parents and their children stormed KWS offices in Sofia, Voi, to protest failure by the officers to drive out the animals
  • Four schools in Ngolia Ward have been forced to adjust their timetables for safety purposes.
  • The parents now escort their young children to school and pick them in the evening.

By LUCY MKANYIKA

Parents in Ndii, Taita Taveta County, have threatened to withdraw their children from school due to increased cases of human-wildlife conflict in the area.

The Mlundinyi Primary School parents said they were concerned about the safety of their children after herds of elephants invaded the area.

They said their children will only return to school after the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) drives out the elephants from the area.

DESTROY CROPS

They accused KWS officers of doing little to remove the jumbos that have continued to destroy their crops.

On Tuesday morning, several parents and their children stormed KWS offices in Sofia, Voi, to protest failure by the agency to drive out the