Chui Team Mtito Update: 01 June 2008
Alex Macharia – team leader Francis Chege Semeli Lolchuraki Nterito Kapina James Nuymu Vincent Mutua 4 KWS rangers
During the course of the month of June the following areas were patrolled by the Mtito de-snaring team: Mangerete, Kenani, Kanga, the Triangle area, and the Mtito River.
203 SNARES COLLECTED
During the course of the month a total of 203 snares were lifted during the team’s patrols.
Mangerete During our patrols in the Mangerete area we were able to arrest one poacher. The arrested individual was working together with five other poachers, among them a renowned poacher named Kathuki. Unfortunately the other poachers escaped arrest by running away as soon as they saw us. Each of the poachers was in possession of poisoned arrows, a bow and a bag.
Triangle, Kenani, and Kanga areas During our patrols in these areas we were able to lift a large number of snares and were thankfully able to rescue a Dikdik from a snare.
Mtito River Circuit A total of 121 snares, the most of all the areas patrolled, were lifted during our patrols in the Mtito River Circuit. The snares were small and medium in size.
COMMUNITY WORK Matulani and Nzayo Primary Schools received a donation of sports equipment from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Report by Alex Macharia