Road accidents major threat to wildlife in Garissa

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Dear readers

It sad to mention that due to low level of awareness among the locals and increased negative attitude towards large carnivores in the area, hyenas, lions and cheetahs are being killed wherever they encounter with motorist or pastoralist. Crude methods such as knocking down, spearing and poisoning are employed to control carnovores in the area. Carnivroes are also causing a lot of economic lossess to already pressed pastoralist. This Hyena was knocked down near Garissa town, for simply crossing the road. I got an opportunity to question the driver, who simply gave no apparent reason but  said he just wanted to kill because it also kills livestock. This is disturbing trend that is slowly looming in the area and the government agencies need to come in.

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