Ndovu Team Ithumba Update: 01 June 2009
De – Snaring Report for June 09
Patrick Mutuku Mutua Koti Musau Kitulya Lemanten Labarakwe James Lodungokiyok
Area of operation:
During the month of June the Ithumba team patrolled the Community areas surrounding the National Park. Due to the new restrictions the Team could not carry out its normal operations.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME
The Ithumba team visited the Oroma community in Tana River district at coast province. This was a follow up meeting after another we held last month with the community elders. We had proposed to them the idea of having community scouts. The community scouts will act as informers to the Kenya Wildlife Service security officers. The elders welcomed the idea whole heartedly given that we have a very good rapport after the desks and the sports equipment support to the only school. We combined the visit to the community with carrying out service and repair work to the machine that powers the community borehole. We held some discussions with the elders and agreed that the machine needs to be handled by somebody with some knowledge of Engineering unfortunately they lack educated personnel with such skills.