By Veronica Dorcas
Naivasha sub-county Fisheries officer Mathew Ngila is urging the government to strictly enforce the new anti-poaching laws to keep wild animals safe.
The officer notes that despite the existent of stiffer penalties on poaching being enacted last year, poaching cases are still prevalent.
Speaking in Naivasha over the weekend, Ngila said, “We want the government to strictly deal with rising cases of poaching,” as poaching has become a national disaster that needs to be addressed urgently.
He also noted that Nakuru County government is formulating by-laws that will ensure individuals engaging in poaching are dealt with accordingly adding that a proposal has been made to the county assembly to increase fines on poachers from Sh 20,000 to Sh 50,000.
Cases of rhino poaching have been on the rise around Lake Naivasha and Nakuru National Park with the latest being last week's killing of a rhino in the park.