Virginia Wahome appointed Wildlife Management Programme Officer

Virginia Wahome has been appointed Wildlife Management Programme Officer for Laikipia Wildlife Forum. In her new role, Virginia will manage the implementation of the Rumuruti and West Laikipia Fence projects through training, building community awareness, as well as help to strengthen stakeholder partnerships. Virginia’s experience in community development work dates back over 10 years and has served as Community Liaison Officer for Western Unit for a decade. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies from Mt Kenya University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Development Studies from the same university. Virginia is also the current Chairman of the Laikipia County Wildlife Conservation and Compensation Committee.
8 replies
  1. Mordecai Ogada
    Mordecai Ogada says:

    Virginia is a capable holder of this office and congratulations to her. However, the forum should avoid such arbitrary appointments. This is a professional organisation that cannot be run in an ad-hoc manner. I fear that there will be many more like this (of less qualified people) if we let this trend continue.

  2. Leakey
    Leakey says:

    Having worked with Virginia for over 5 years and i have no doubt of her capability in her new role. Wish her the best as she endeavours to advance conservation efforts in Laikipia

  3. Dav id
    Dav id says:

    Congratulations V the appointment could not have come at a better time, Just remember the challenges can not be solved overnight trend carefully it is a tough territory.


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