The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) will start employing Maasai morans to help officers protect humans from wildlife attacks.
This comes after Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i directed that the KWS starts employing Maasai morans to beef up security to protect residents against animal attacks.
Speaking at Masimba Kajiado County, the CS noted that the decision to involve natives came after several consultations with key stakeholders and communities affected by human-wildlife conflict.
The CS who was addressing the families affected by the menace condemned the shooting incident warning officers against using excessive force on civilians.
"I have come along with other colleagues to condole with you as well as apologize for the incident," he stated.
The security boss further highlighted that the Ministry of Tourism had set aside Ksh5 billion to compensate families that lost their loved ones and animals to wild animals.
He additionally stated that the Ministry of Devolution will start distributing relief food to drought stricken families.
Matiang'i was accompanied by Inspector General of police Hillary Mutyambai, and KWS Director General Waweru among other government officials and politicians drawn from Kajiado and Narok counties.