-- Kenya Wildlife Service
(KWS) wishes to notify the public that the ongoing
dry spell being experienced in most parts of the
country is displacing wildlife from their
traditional habitats in search of pasture and water.
This has increased conflict as the wildlife comes
into contact with the public and human activities.
KWS wishes to inform the public that as the dry
spell progresses, the risk of human wildlife
conflict is expected to increase until the country
receives the long rains.
Areas that have experienced increased incidence
of human wildlife conflict in recent weeks are in
Narok, Taita Taveta, Laikipia, Kajiado, Meru, Mau,
Marsabit, Lamu and the Mt. Kenya region.
We advise the public to contact us through the
following lines whenever incidents occur or when
wildlife is sighted:
Senior Warden, Narok Station & Mau :
Senior Warden, Taita Taveta: 0722-992619
Senior Warden, Laikipia Wildlife Station:
Senior Warden, Kajiado Wildlife Station:
Senior Warden, Meru National Park: 0721-
Warden, Meru Wildlife Station: 0701-432493
Senior Warden, Marsabit National Reserve
Senior Warden, Lamu Wildlife Station:
Senior Warden, Mt. Kenya National Park:
KWS Headquarters Toll Free number 0800 597
000 (24 hours)
Members of the public in areas not listed here
are advised to contact the nearest KWS office.
In the meantime, KWS has enhanced surveillance to
ensure that the public is protected from wildlife.
Foot, vehicle and aerial patrols have been
intensified to manage the situation.
The public is also advised not to set fires close
to protected areas as these fires are likely going
to cross over into the protected areas and further
worsen the human wildlife conflict as wildlife exit
to public areas.