By Michael Chepkwony
“ Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is doing nothing to stop it even after they were informed,” he complained.
But Toret Moi Conservationist group official Elphas Kimego said residents had started killing the animals.
Kimego, who was speaking in Kapsabet, said the antelopes had taken refuge near homes of residents who kill them for meat.
“We have received reports that antelopes have been killed and slaughtered by residents,” he said.
Contacted for comment, KWS Nandi County warden John Kanda confirmed that he had received complaints from the farmers.
He explained that KWS would fence part of Kingwal swamp that is not flooded and drive the antelopes there to restrict their movement.
Kanda said the animals that usually feed on the buds of reeds had been forced by floods to seek an alternative, the maze buds.
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