The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) handed over an administration block to Ndurumo Secondary School in Laikipia West Sub-County, Tuesday March 9, 2021. The block was constructed by KWS at an estimated cost of five (5) million shillings, in keeping with the Corporate Social Responsibility doctrine of advancing community interests,
The block was officially handed over to the school’s Board of Directors represented by its Vice Chairperson, Ms. Grace Githogoga. KWS was represented by the Assistant Director Mountain Conservation Area, George Osuri, and Assistant Director Community Relations Outreach Programs, Aggrey Maumo.
The construction of the block started in 2015, after the school administration approached KWS for assistance. The handover constitutes part of the community outreach programmes undertaken by KWS to assist communities living adjacent to protected areas. The school is situated along an elephant corridor and the area is one of the top Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) hotpots, with several such incidents on record.
Ndurumo Secondary School has a population of 178 students and 12 teachers.
KWS has also enhanced HWC mitigation measures within the area by constructing a 53-kilometer fence in Rumuruti through the national government, at an estimated cost of 160 million shillings. This fence was launched in September 2019.