Entries by Laikipia Wildlife Forum

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KNOW YOUR WRUAs: Ngusishi Water Resources Users Association

NGUSISHI WRUA representative is elated while receiving the Maji Performance Award for overall Best WRUA countrywide from KEWASNET CEO Mr. Samson Shivaji and Kenya’s Deputy President Hon.William Ruto. Ngusishi WRUA has continuously demonstrated the viability of the WRUA concept, with financial, institutional, environmental and technological sustainability. The common intake approach employed by the WRUA to […]

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Mapping of Invasive Species in Laikipia and Samburu Counties

Alex Lekalaile the Rangeland Coordinator for Westgate in Samburu County collects data on Acacia reficiens LWF is working with NRT and conservancies with support from the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), and the World Agroforestry Center to map the current extent of Opuntia stricta and Acacia reficiens in conservancies of Laikipia […]

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WRUA Agency Model Kicks-off

In June, the Mt. Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership conducted WRUA Agency Model awareness meetings in the upper Ewaso Nyiro Basin. The meetings are part of our efforts to bring together all water stakeholders in the region in support of the model. Water scarcity in the dry season, catchment degradation, climate change impacts, and deforestation, have […]

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Laikipia County Ushirika Day Celebrations – A Cooperation of Cooperatives.

The Ewaso Maji Users SACCO is privileged to be among 62,197 registered SACCOs in Laikipia County that are slated to receive support from the County Cooperative Revolving Fund. This was established during the Ushirika Day (International Cooperatives Day) 2019 celebrations at Il Polei Twala Women’s Cultural Center, on 6th July, in Laikipia County. The theme […]

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Laikipia County Government Endorses Laikipia Tourism Association at the Hoteliers Conference and Expo

“There is no better or more efficient way of promoting tourism and hospitality in our County than working together under one umbrella, which is the Laikipia Tourism Association.” These were the sentiments of Laikipia County Tourism Officer, Mr. Patrick Ole Kirimi, at the Laikipia Hoteliers’ conference and expo at the Sportsman’s Arms Hotel on the […]

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Call to Scrap Cross-County Levies on Livestock Movement

The second arid and semi-arid lands conference ended last week with a call for removal of inter-county levies and fees imposed on pastoralists in search of pasture. Leaders from pastoralist communities said the livestock sector was facing numerous challenges, among them cross-county taxation and levies and called for integrated management to cushion pastoralists from further […]

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Laikipia Invasive Species Symposium : Managing the Opuntia Stricta

Last week, Laikipia County Government, through the office of the Governor, formed 5 strategic working groups that will help find sustainable solutions towards eradicating, controlling and managing the invasive species, Opuntia Stricta. Formation of the working groups was pegged to the different mechanisms that are currently being used as solutions to managing the species. This […]