Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital News
Locals assisting to put out fire in Tsavo National Park on August 9, 2020.


Kenya police looking for arsonists who torched Tsavo National Park

NAIROBI, Kenya Aug 10 – Police have launched a manhunt for arsonists said to have torched Tsavo West National Park.

Kenya Wildlife Service said it is working closely with police, to investigate the cause of the fire believed to have been ignited.

“The fire is suspected to have been lit by arsonists,” KWS said in a statemet issued on Monday, “police are tracking down these suspected arsonists as work to extinguish the fire.”

KWS is working with the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF), National Youth Service (NYS), Kenya Forest Service (KFS), the county government of Taita Taveta, conservation partners and the community to extinguish the fire that has left a trail of destruction.

KWS has also warned NGO’s undertaking fundraisings to put out the fire, saying it has not sanctioned the activity.

“The public should be wary of such requests. A clear and transparent process is being established to fundraise and support firefighting efforts,” the service added and warned the public especially those living in close proximity to national parks and reserves against setting up fires.

Click to comment

More on Capital News


ODM National Elections Board Chairperson Catherine Mumma advised interested applicants to submit their duly filled applications to the Party Headquarters by March 31.


BEIJING, China, Feb 25 – China firmly rejects the unacceptable accusations made by the UK, which has abused the platform of the UN Human...

County News

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) established three long-time friends had been hired by the deceased's father – Stephen Wang'ondu Kinini – in December...


Kano, Nigeria, Feb 25 – Gangs of thieves have killed 18 people in several attacks in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state, the government said Thursday. Gunmen...


NAIROBI, Kenya Feb 25 – Pan African Forum has petitioned the United Kingdom to engage Zimbabwe as opposed to imposing sanctions against officials over...


The first phase of the programme started in April 2020, covering 8 counties employing over 26,000 workers, while the second phase which began in...


MAPUTO, Zimbabwe, Feb 25 – A batch of COVID-19 vaccines donated by China arrived here on Wednesday to help the African country fight against...


Bangui, Central African Republic, Feb 24 – Pro-government forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday seized a stronghold of former president Francois...