‘Stop killing the elephants!’ Worry as rampant poaching threatens wildlife


Residents stop to let a herd of elephants cross back into the forest in Siron, Laikipia County. Encroachment of elephant migratory corridors has raised fears of similar conflicts in Marsabit County.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Two elephants killed after straying into Kalacha from Marsabit Forest via Hurri Hills.
  • A third elephant was rescued by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers.

The killing of two elephants in Kalacha this week has once again shone the spotlight on rampant poaching in Marsabit County, which is threatening to wipe out wildlife in the region.


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