No, lioness and its cubs weren’t spotted at Nairobi’s inland depot

By Brian Okoth On Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 15:53 | < 1 min read
It is has been confirmed that the picture was taken in India some time back, and not Kenya. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
It is has been confirmed that the picture was taken in India some time back, and not Kenya. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
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    The KWS says it has dispatched its officers to the Inland Container Depot (ICD) in Nairobi to ascertain whether a stray lioness and its two cubs 'pictured at the storage center' are indeed there.

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said Thursday afternoon that it had dispatched its officers to the Inland Container Depot (ICD) in Nairobi to ascertain whether a stray lioness and its two cubs allegedly pictured at the storage center were indeed there.

Speaking to K24 Digital on phone Thursday afternoon, KWS communications director, Paul Udoto, said they couldn’t confirm or deny authenticity of the claim “until our officers reach the scene”.

“We are not sure whether the picture doing the rounds on social media is an old one, or was taken recently. We have sent our team to the ICD to verify the allegations. If true, we will seize the lioness and its cubs and take them back to the Nairobi National Park,” said Udoto.

However, it is has been confirmed that the picture was taken in India some time back, and not Kenya.

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