Kenya launches compensation program for wildlife attack victims

13 April 2024
2024-04-13 16:21

Kenyan President William Ruto on Friday launched a compensation scheme for victims of wildlife attacks to help them rebuild their livelihoods and meet hefty medical bills.
Ruto said that any citizen who is attacked by wildlife will be entitled to up to 23,543 dollars in compensation, while the government invests in electric fences, community-based advocacy, and modern surveillance technology to reduce human-wildlife conflicts.
Launched in the northern Kenyan county of Laikipia, the human-wildlife conflict mitigation and compensation scheme is expected to foster harmonious coexistence between local communities and animals in the wild.

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