10 killed by jumbos in Laikipia in three months, MP alleges

Nominated MP Sarah Lekorere
Nominated MP Sarah Lekorere

Laikipia North constituency MP Sarah Lekorere yesterday said more than 10 people have been killed by elephants in

in the last three months.

Laikipia KWS Senior Warden Richard Chepkwony admitted that elephant attacks have been on the rise in the past few months, but disputed the figure.

Chepkwony said prevailing drought has forced the animals to be more aggressive and have occasioned some deaths.

Lekorere is now calling on KWS to

put

measures in place to control the wildlife invasion in villages that has also resulted in destruction of crops in the community.