October 20, 2017

Nakuru woman demands compensation from KWS after rare electrocuted bird failed to eat her Ugali

By Pharis Kinyua: Jamhuri News

The bird that was electrocuted on Wednesday morning

A Nakuru woman is claiming for compensation from Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) after she cooked ugali for a rare bird that fell in her place but refused to eat it.

The white bird was electrocuted on Wednesday evening and fell in Wanjiku’s compound, attracting a crowd of curious onlookers.

Rosemary Wanjiku on Thursday said she went out of her way to cook the bird a kilo of maize flour but it refused to eat.

“The bird did not take the meal,” she said

This pains her since maize flour has become such a rare commodity in the country.

It has been retailing at sh150 per 2kg bag until Tuesday when the government announced a subsidy lowering it to sh90 per 2kg bag.

Wanjiku is demanding compensation on the grounds that she has missed work since people have been flocking her home to catch glimpse of the bird.

“I did not go to work because I had to stay back and look after the injured bird. I also had to protect it by locking the gates to prevent the residents from attacking it,” she said.

Nakuru National park Deputy Senior warden, Harun Sang identified the bird as a species that is majorly found in the lakes. “This kind of bird is found in

“This kind of bird is found in freshwater lakes. We suspect that it was heading to Lake Baringo and it got tired on the way resulting to its fall,” said Sang.

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