Balala wants snake bites removed from wildlife compensation list

Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife Najib Balala wishes for the de-listing of snake bites as part of the compensation claims as they are proving to be too costly.

In an interview with Citizen Extra, Mr. Balala said the bill currently stands at Ksh.15 billion and the ministry doesn’t have the budget to handle each conflict especially those that involve snake bites.

According to Balala, 70% of the applications made are by people who claimed to have been bitten by a snake.

“We don’t have a budget for it. People have applied for it. For example, over 70% of those applications is…


Source – Citizen TV

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