Kenya Power has started the process of adjusting its electricity infrastructure inside the Soysambu Conservancy in Nakuru County following the electrocution of 3 Rothschild giraffes last week.
In a statement, Kenya Power said its Nakuru County Operations and Maintenance Engineer had already initiated the process of adjusting the clearance of power infrastructure in Soysambu.
The power distributor said it is working with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Soysambu Conservancy and other stakeholders to also audit and rectify any infrastructure challenges in the conservancy.
We regret this incident because we recognise that wildlife forms an integral part of our natural and cultural psyche and, we appreciate the feedback shared by various stakeholders on this matter, said Bernard Ngugi, Kenya Power MD and CEO.
Ngugi added that the power distributor would pick lessons from the electrocution of the three rare giraffe species and other animals within the Soysambu ecosystem to avert a recurrence in future.
KPLC engineers working on the Soysambu line. This after the unfortunate death of endangered Rothschild Giraffes in Soysambu Conservancy. pic.twitter.com/jv5bSTQppr— KWS (@kwskenya) February 22, 2021
The electrocution of the giraffes was first brought to light by conservationists, who accused Kenya Power of doing little to protect the lives of wildlife from their low electricity poles inside Soysambu.