Taita ranches eye security facility to fight illegal herding, boost safety

KWS Tsavo Senior Security officer Emmanuel Koech (centre) inspects a guard of honour at Taita Ranch headquarters in Marungu during a pass-out parade for rangers.

Photo credit: Lucy Mkanyika | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Rangers from all conservancies in the county will undergo training at the facility.
  • A donor has already shown interest in helping the ranches to develop the facility.
  • Illegal grazing and poaching have been a security threat to conservation in the ranches.
  • Ranchers are also complaining of political interference by county government officials.

Ranches in Taita Taveta County are planning to establish a command centre to boost security and eliminate illegal herding in the vast conservation area.

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