"Wrong context" The picture, according to the photographer who took it Vishal Shikotra and the Kenya Wildlife Service, is being used of context. Mr Shikotra told the Standard Digital Fact Check desk that the marram pit was from the excavation of soil to be used in repairing roads inside the park.
Lions at NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK watching destruction of their habitat to pave way for an EXPRESS ROAD. Saddest picture on the internet today. pic.twitter.com/KvGE075f2M— James Smart (@jamessmat) June 23, 2020
His account matched that of the KWS who said the claim was "total misrepresentation of the facts." KWS said a contractor was improving the road linking KWS headquarters to the Central Workshop inside the park and was scooping marram from a quarry near the Standard Gauge Railway. "The contractor will rehabilitate the quarry pit after completing the works on the road in accordance with an Environmental Management Plan approved and availed to him by KWS management," the agency’s corporate communications office said. [email protected]
'People should not use my photos and post wrong information' #falseinformation Sadly this photograph is being branded about on twitter and other social media with people claiming that it is kws building a higway through the park. !! Please take note that this is totally untrue. This is the murram pits between no 7 and no 8 which is being excavated for road repairs of the park road as is usual. Kws do not bring in soil from outside the park. When this excavation is finished it will become a watering hole for the game and where lions love to lie on the mounds of earth ....as can be seen in this photo @kenyawildlifeservice @paula_kahumbu @fonnap_official @nairobi_national_park @smart_james