The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has cautioned the public against setting fire close to national parks which end up in the parks and destroy wildlife and their habitats.
Recently Tsavo national park and Chyulu national park were affected with the inferno confirmed to have originated from its boundaries.
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- Three sets of fire reported at Tsavo Conservation Area
KWS continues by saying that even though they have put enough precaution and preparedness to deal with such incidents, people living at the boundaries should resist lighting fires.
They warn the severe consequences if found guilty of the crime which comprises of a fine not less than Ksh 200,000 or a 2-year imprisonment or both.
” Any person who sets fire on any vegetation in any wildlife protected area or allows any fire lighted by himself or his servant to enter a wildlife protected area commits an offense and is liable to conviction to a fine of not less than two hundred thousand shillings or to imprisonment of not less than two years or to both such fine and imprisonment.”