Human wildife conflict is still rampant in the areas of Merrueshi and Imbirikani. On your drive to Loitokitok, you may notice the big sign posts that instruct you to drive at a speed of 50kph due to the increased population of wild animals crossing the road.
A lion was killed in after killing a big ox in Imbirikani. Human-wildlife conflict has stirred rage between the pastoral communities and the Kenya Widlife Service and in the past, arrests have been made to the pastoral communities that kill wild animals. The big question remains, are these arrests lawful? Do the pastoral communities kill as bounty hunting or are they protecting their means of livelihoods?