Occupants of Laikipia County have been forewarned against purchasing uninspected meat, in a bid to forestall zoonotic sicknesses following a spike in instances of poaching in the country.
As per Laikipia Region Chief Joseph Kanyiri, four thought poachers who have been providing zebra and impala meat to a few butcheries in Laikipia North, have been captured and are anticipating arraignment for unlawful poaching.
Furthermore, the chief approached occupants to cooperate with security specialists, in recognizing those behind the offer of game meat to clueless merchants.
“Tumeona ongezeko la visa hivi haswaa eneo la Kona mbaya kule Laikipia Focal, region za Makutano, na hizi nyama zikiwindwa zinauzwa huko Makuyu kwa butchery zetu lakini kwa hao wawindaji wa punda milia wanakuja mbio wanaiingiza kwa pikipiki, wakishaidunga mkuki au kuikata kwa mgongo haraka wanatoa visu na kutia zile nyama na ngozi kwa gunia wanaenda wanazichinja mafichoni na kuziingiza kwenye butchery,” Kanyiri said.
“Kuna uwezekano wa maradhi fulani kwa kimombo zoonotic kusambaa kutoka kwa wanyama hawa pori mpaka kwa binadamu.”