Makueni Senator Daniel Maanzo wants Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Peninah Malonza to relinquish her seat for failing to solve the human-wildlife conflict in Kibwezi, Makueni county.
Maanzo said that locals in Kibwezi have been suffering due to the invasion by elephants without receiving any help.
The Vocal Senator also threatened to sue the CS and the Kenya Wildlife Services Director over the rising cases of wild animal invasion.
“Kama kazi imekushinda, jiuzulu maana mtu wa kwanza nitashtaki atakuwa Penina Malonza, kuna wakamba wengi wanaweza kuwa waziri wa utalii,” said Maanzo.
Maanzo asked KWS to put chips on the elephants to know when one of them goes astray from the parks.
“They are not many elephants it will be easy to chip them and know when one has strayed away, aren’t we in the digital era ?” asked Maanzo.
Maanzo’s sentiments come just a few days after a middle-aged man was killed by an elephant that had invaded his home in Ing’ola village.
Locals raised concerns over the marauding elephants that have been troubling them for years without any permanent solution.