School alters learning programme to avoid conflict with wildlife

Tsavo East National Park

Elephants at the Tsavo East National Park along the Voi- Taveta road in Taita Taveta County in this photo taken on 19th June 2019. 

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • According to parents and teachers, roaming wild animals, especially elephants and hyenas, have affected education in the area.
  • Elephants, hyenas and leopards occasionally interrupt class sessions while criss-crossing the compound. 

Rampant human-wildlife conflict has adversely affected learning at Irkilunyeti Primary School in Merrueshi, Kajiado East sub-county.

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