Chui Team Mtito Update: 01 June 2005
James Mbuthia Mutua Koti Feisal Muteti Francis Chege Masaku Mbanga Wilson Naingisa Mr. Macharia - KWS Mr Akenga - KWS Mr George – KWS
Areas Covered: Mukurulo, Kari land, The Kiboko river stretch, the Kaunguni areas of the Chulu National Park, some parts of the river in the Tsavo East National Park Triangle. The Tsavo East National Park Triangle, the pipeline, Tsavo West boundary from Mtito town to the Chulus, the Chulu slopes towards Kilanguni Lodge and surrounding areas.
350 SNARES COLLECTED
A total of 350 snares were lifted and 5 people were arrested. One bush meat poacher was arrested at Makutano area near the Athi River, carrying bush meat on a bicycle; he is allegedly a worker at an Asian farm along the Athi.
The community element of de-snaring has started on a high note with 2 schools having excursions into Tsavo West national park on different days, these were Matingini primary school and Kyusiani primary school.
On the 30th of June the Trust donated 50 desks to Ngiluni primary school.
Many foot ball clubs are active almost every weekend having a match. All this is aimed at reducing idleness which will otherwise lead to poaching. At these functions I have successfully gathered important poaching information.
Report by James Mbuthia