Kenya — British High Commissioner appeal for land invasions to stop fails

Kenya — British High Commissioner appeal for land invasions to stop fails

Profile of two black rhinos (mother and calf), Laikipia region, Lewa, central Kenya./ Photo via Wikipedia, by Harald Zimmer

Land grab has devastating impact
The Star wrote that It is widely believed that most of the cattle driven into Laikipia belong to politicians who hide their wealth in livestock. The ‘bigmen’ hide their ill-gotten wealth in cattle, which is invisible to the KRA and anti-corruption authorities. Apart from the danger to tourists in the area, which saw a group of Dutch visitors attacked by Pokot in Laikipia Nature Conservancy on New Year’s Eve, the impact will be devastating for wildlife and local residents. A large Conservancy has had to cancel a $6 million (Sh600 million) investment in the area due to stock theft and anarchy in the region. This will impact on 250 jobs and potential tax revenue of $1 million over the next two years. and one sanctuary for the endangered Black Rhino is under threat.

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