Kenya: Rogue elephants rampaging on Ayatya farms

More than 200 farmers from the Ayatya region of Baringo North, Baringo county, are assessing the damage after four rogue elephants swarmed  their farms, destroying crops and properties.

According to the residents, the pachyderms were said to have sneaked out of  Rimoi National Game Reserve on New Year’s Eve and have been camping in Cheptargok, Kapkoitum, Chemale, Chesawany, Koisser and Seron villages ravaging, eating and trampling on food crops like bananas, paw paws, oranges, cowpeas, cotton plantation, mangoes as well as destroying fences.

A section of chain link wire fence destroyed by four marauding elephants in Kapkoitum Village in Barwessa ward of Baringo North on Wednesday.

Stephen Chelal, a farmer, who spoke to on Wednesday, said that he has incurred great losses after the elephants visited his once flourishing farm of lush crops, decimating every produce available.

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