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Uproar as three giraffes are electrocuted in Nakuru

Three giraffes at the Syosambu Conservancy have died in the last two days after they were electrocuted by hanging power line.

The deaths now rise to 11 as confirmed by conservationists who back date them from 2019 as they called on immediate action from the government.

Kenya power has also been faulted for laxity in handling the issue as two giraffes died on Friday and one passed away on Saturday.

“3 giraffes have been killed as a result of being electrocuted in Soysambu Conservancy within Nakuru County as of yesterday due to the low hanging power lines. Up to date 11 giraffes have been killed. As environmentalists we demand Action”” Said Climate Change Kenya.

Syosambu Conservancy in Nakuru County host rare kind of giraffes known as Rothschild with only 670 of them currently in Kenya. Their population is reported to be declining each day as fears rise over their existance.

Kenya Power has responded to the uproar extending their sincere apologies as they promise to make the necessary adjustments in the power lines.

A source close to the Standard confirmed to have raised the matter since they do not have jurisdiction over the power but regrettably, nothing has been done up to date.

Berryl Achieng
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