Taita Taveta governor warns on increasing number of camels in the county

A herd of camels belonging to Somali herders in Taita Taveta county PHOTO COURTESY

Taita Taveta, KENYA: Taita Taveta County governor Granton Samboja has warned on the increasing number of camels grazing in the county.

Speaking during the Mashujaa day celebrations event held in the county, Samboja warned individuals who have been practicing land injustice in different parts of that County by engaging into selfish agreements with land grabbers who mostly target ranches and people’s lands for Camel grazing.

Samboja lamented on increased grazing of camels across all the 20 wards in the county saying it has destroyed people farms and crops together with infecting water sources with chemicals used to wash the camels.

Also at the celebrations was Taveta Member of Parliament Naomi Shaban who also took the opportunity to warn individuals who have started encroaching community lands and National museums.

County Commissioner Rhoda Onyancha, who also graced the event said “I n many cases people have been grabbing people lands then later claim they are squatters which has always caused confusion for government institutions to easily solve land matters.”