The Star (Nairobi)

9 November 2012

Kenya: Plan to Keep Off Jumbos

KENYA wildlife service is planning to construct a Sh60million modern electric fence at the Shimba hills game reserve and Mwaluganje elephant sanctuary to control elephants.

Kwale KWS in-charge senior warder Richard Lemarkat yesterday said ground work for the full implementation of the 120 kilometer project is complete. He said the fence will end the persistent human-wild life conflict in the region.

Lemarkat said the current fence which stands at 7 feet with a voltage of 8.5 kilovolts has been vandalized and cannot keep off wild animals.

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