Human-wildlife payment claims hit Sh15bn in last 5 years: PS

Elephants in the Imenti Forest in Meru on January 9, 2016. Human-wildlife conflict is a common phenomenon in many parts of Meru County. PHOTO | KENNEDY KIMANTHI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Wildlife ministry asks National Assembly and Senate to approve budgetary allocations to the ministry to facilitate payment of the claims.
  • Claims have been filed through the County Wildlife Compensation Scheme.

Compensation claims from victims of human-wildlife conflict in the last five years have hit Sh15 billion, Tourism and Wildlife PS Margaret Mwakima has said.

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