Funded by our international supporters and headed by KWS Vet Dr Domnic Mijele, the Unit will work together with the Kenya Wildlife Service teams, local communities and tourism lodges and other conservation bodies to receive reports of distressed wild animals. Fully equipped, the Unit has a custom-designed vehicle to ensure the team can mount a rapid and effective veterinary response to any injured wild animals from aardvarks to zebras, reducing the response time compared with flying a Vet in from Nairobi which can delay treatment by hours.
Despite the heavy rains witnessed in the region in the month of November 2023, the number of cases in the region sharply increased. The Mt. Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to 14 cases in total. These included 5 rhino cases, 7 elephant cases, 1 lion case and 1 mountain bongo case.Read more
The rains continued to pound the Laikipia and Mt. Kenya region in October which brought some relief to the ecosystem given the reduced cases of human – wildlife conflict and clinical cases reported. The Mt. Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to 7 Cases over the reporting period.Read more
The Mt. Kenya and Laikipia region experienced light showers that provided some respite from the prevailing dry conditions, although the rain was insufficient.Read more