The Kenya Wildlife Service wishes to inform the public of the death of three (3) elephants on diverse dates in Sagala Area, Taita Taveta County. All the deceased jumbos’ had their tusks intact, implying, the deaths were not as a result of attempted poaching.
Sagala Area is a Human-wildlife conflict hotspot, and initial indications point to a possible case of retaliatory poisoning by parties whose identities are yet to be identified.
Investigations are however underway to pinpoint the actual cause of the demise, and to bring the perpetrators to book.
KWS is appealing to communities living adjacent to parks and reserves not to take the law into their hands, but report any cases through Toll Free number 0800 597 000