Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

Poaching not a national disaster: KWS

25 March 2014, 18:39 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Poaching is not a national problem and should not be over emphaisised, the Kenya Wildlife Service KWS has said.

Poaching has taken grave importance in the country over the huge number of incidences and increased number of animals being killed as trophies.

With the country's reliance on wildlife and in turn tourism not understated, there have been efforts to try reduce the menace that has seen hundreds of animals killed in the last year.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and key government officials have already come out to state their stand on the menace which has threatened to spiral out of control.

Nonetheless, the KWS does not think that poaching should be declared a disaster as some have insisted and say that they mechanisms are there to deal with the matter.

" We are on top of poaching. There should be no worry and added pressure to do something unnncessary. The matter is beign dealt with and there is success so far, acting KWS boss William Kiprono said Tuesday in Nairobi.

He argued that the figures on poaching and its effects have been overstated and that only the KWS has the right figures over the matter.

" We have the right figures and only we know the true extent. We say it is more a challenge than a disaster, he added.

It is estimated that there are over 30 Rhinos killed so far this year by various outlets but KWS say it is less than 20.

" There has been an increase in Rhino poachig but that does not justify the figures that have been put across by some.

He said that the KWS is also taking donations to help in the fight against endangered species such as Rhinos and Elephants which have been targetted most by poachers due to the value of their horns.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Leave ODM if you are unhappy, Rai...

Leave ODM if you are not happy, Raila Odinga tells Senator. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Former Assistant Minister joins J...

A former Assistant Minister has quit PNU and joined the Jubilee Party. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
DP Ruto intervenes as Kerio Valle...

DP William Ruto will visit Kerio Valley to try solve never-ending clashes between local residents. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
ODM MP chased down by angry Kibra...

Kibra MP Ken Okoth had a hard time in his constituency after angry youth pelted him with stones. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Prepare for DP Ruto fight in 2022...

An MP has warned that the Kalenjin Community will not stand back and watch as DP Ruto is duped ahead of the 2022 polls. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Be careful who you deal with, DP ...

Watch out for your political future, DP William Ruto has been warned. Read more...