BALALA MUST GO! Taita Taveta protesters say over frequent human-wildlife conflicts

Tired of living in fear due to a pack of stray lions, some Taita Taveta.

Irony of poverty in rich coastal region

In Taita Taveta for instance, gemstones and other precious minerals are in abundance but poverty is still rampant here and many people are squatters.

Stray lions kill 5 cows in Chawia, Taita Taveta

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. 

Water supply to Taita Taveta stopped as chlorine to treat it runs out

Voi town and its environs have been affected by the interruption after the board shutdown the Mzima water pipeline.

Taita Taveta’s water company, Tavevo, owes the board an accumulated debt of Sh411 million.

Killing of wildlife by speeding trains worries animal lobbies

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.

Hope as 28 ranches in Tsavo unite to form conservancies

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.

Tsavo to sell World War battlefield as a package

Tsavo National Park is set to use the First World War battlefield as a specialised.

Monument erected in honor of Africans who died in World War 1

At the crest of Mwashoti Hill inside the sprawling Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary in Mwatate.

Diaspora Kenyans to put up mega project in Taita Taveta

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.

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