NAROK government has disbursed medicine worth Sh10 million bought from Kenya Medical Supplies Agency. The medicine will be distributed to all public hospitals, health centres and dispensaries in the county.
During the flagging off at the county offices yesterday, Governor Samuel Tunai said they have partnered with Kemsa to supply the medicine every month.
He said they have signed an MoU with Kemsa. Tunai said the county government will ensure the medicines are distributed to the all parts of the county to benefit every resident.
The Narok government has reiterated its commitment in conserving and improving Masai Mara Game Reserve to attract more tourists. Trade executive Allan Twala said the county government is keen in ensuring that the lodges in the area are registered and meet international standards.
"Plans to reduce illegal camps in the reserve are underway as the presence of many camps scares wild animals," Twala said. Speaking to the Star on Wednesday, he blamed the former County Council for allowing many camps at the expense of the animals.
Twala said elephants, rhinos and zebras are still being poached. He said the county government will import security personnel from Israel to train the game rangers on how to protect the animals. "They will also be trained on international customer service so as to improve services in the reserve," Twala said. He said anyone found poaching will face the law.
THE Kenya Wildlife Service says some Narok county residents collude with criminals to poach wild animals.
The county’s KWS senior warden Bernard Koruta said poachers in Maasai Mara Game Park cooperate with some criminals within the area to kill elephants.
He said the poachers use money to entice some residents who help them in killing the animals. Criminals use money to accepting petty cash from selfish persons to kill the animals that bring huge economic benefits in the county.
“Some locals are colluding with poachers who give them money and gifts such as foodstuff to lure them to support their illegal activities,” Koruta said.
He said 80 per cent of the poaching in the park is carried out by the poachers with the help of locals. “Fighting poaching is a challenge to our officers since some locals are involved,” Koruta said.
Nairobi, Kenya: The Meteorological Department has said the rains experienced in some parts of the country are off-season rains resulting from a tropical cyclone track formation on the Indian Ocean.
Peter Ambenje, a meteorologist, said the rains would continue to fall in parts of the country, especially Nairobi, parts of Central Province and lower eastern for days.
Mr Ambenje said for the next one week, the country would experience off-season rainfall in Nairobi, Kajiado and parts of eastern Narok.
He, however, said by mid-week there would be a reduction of rain, but areas around Makindu and southern Kitui would have average rainfall.
Three people died at Duka Moja area along the Narok-Mai Mahiu road in a grisly road accident involving a trailer and a saloon car. All the occupants of the saloon vehicle which was traveling towards Narok town died on the spot, police said. âThe driver of the saloon car was trying to overtake moments before the accident. The lorry driver which was travelling at a high speed tried to apply breaks but unfortunately, it was late,said Grace Kakai, the outgoing Narok County Police Commander.
Police and the public had difficult time in retrieving bodies of the victims which were trapped in the mangled wreckages. A week ago, three people died in the same spot when a lorry whose driver had lost control of it, rammed onto another that was stationary. The driver has since been charged in a Narok court with causing deaths through reckless driving.
Sianto Sikawa, a honours graduate from Daystar University (Electronic Media and Public Relation) was on Saturday night crowned the winner of 1st Miss Tourism Narok County at Loita Plains Hotel in Narok.
The function was graced by Narok Governor Samuel Kuntai Ole Tunai who expressed his willingness to support youths and tourism to increase number of tourist who come to the county.
Plans by Narok Governor Samwuel Tunai to relocate Narok town to Holding Grounds at Limanet have been resisted by a section of Maasai elders and legislature Moitalel ole Kenta.
Led by the National Coordinator of Maasai Council of Elders Hassan ole Kamwaro and former Narok North MP Moses ole Marima, the elders said they are opposed to the plan because the county government has not consulted them yet the 600-acre piece of land earmarked for the project is owned by the community.
“We shall not accept any transfer of our land to the county government without proper consultation. We are saddened that the governor wants to acquire our land without our consent and we totally refuse this,” said Mr Kamwaro.