Makueni: KNUT threatens to close schools

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Makueni chapter has threatened to close schools affected by wildlife invasion in the County.

Speaking just a day after a grade one boy was mauled by a hyena, the Union’s Secretary General Benson Ndambuki accused the Kenya Wildlife Service of being slow in solving the human-wildlife conflict in the region.

He noted that teachers and parents are living in fear of being attacked by wild animals and efforts to curb the invasion are very little.

“Wildlife invasion has begun affecting Education in the County and this is a warning to KWS, we have seen elephants destroy tanks in school and school children being attacked thus the need for action to be taken faster, “Ndambuki said.

“In Kathonzweni, parents are forced to leave their jobs and escort their children to school, the teachers fear going to school too in the early hours,” he added.

He called for KWS to take responsibility for the people who have been attacked or their properties destroyed by wild animals.

“If no action is taken we will close down schools affected by wildlife invasion and withdraw the teachers,” Ndambuki warned.

This comes days after a grade one pupil was attacked and injured by Hyenas while heading to school. Missed the story? check it out below;

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