Tired of living in fear due to a pack of stray lions, some Taita Taveta.
Some Sh261 million was withdrawn in cash while Sh66 million was paid out in cheques to recipients who are yet to be traced by anti-corruption detectives
Sh930 million was wired to the account of Champions Kenya Limited, which was later used to redistribute the money to several law firms and companies.
A company by the name Kenya Arab Contractors Limited received Sh220 million from Whispering Palms account while Sh48 million was paid to Global Infrastructure.
Ngerenyi assistant chief said they had spotted the lion’s footprints and warned the locals to remain vigilant.
Tsavo Assistant Director George Osuri said officers are camping near the villages to locate the lions and eventually capture them.
Residents have accused KWS of failing to take quick measures to capture stray lions that have been terrorising Chawia, Ngerenyi and Lushangonyi villagers in Taita Taveta County.
KWS’s Paul Mbugua, seconded to the SGR as a liaison officer, said only one lioness has been killed by a train.
“It was killed about 60km from Voi. It was in a family of lions, which might have separated,” Mbugua said.
Mbugua said Tsavo ecosystem, unlike the Nairobi National Park, covers a large area with a lot of wildlife that includes lions. He said a comprehensive electric fence would keep all animals away from the railway line.
With last month’s rupture of a dam in the Patel Coffee Estate in Nakuru County,.
Celestina Mshai is one of the women who have stuck out their necks in ranching business and is keen to cross over to conservancy. When she introduced herself as Mshai, I thought she was saying she was shy.
A member of the 96,000 acre Taita Ranch that also runs Satao tourist camp, she says ranching has been paying her bills but had run into problems in the last few years.
At the crest of Mwashoti Hill inside the sprawling Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary in Mwatate.
An ambitious multi-billion shillings project to create 20,000 jobs in Taita Taveta County is in the offing, thanks to Kenyans in the diaspora.
Already the Taita Taveta County Assembly has approved the Sh100 billion diaspora university town development plan.
Ndara B community chairman Benjamin Mwandaa, whose community is to benefit from the jobs says: “The move by the diaspora to create jobs is good for the young people. My community is happy to be part of the project.”
On 17th December 2014, Taita Taveta University College set yet another milestone in acquiring more.