Tourism CS Najib Balala demands closure of hotel for blocking wildbeest migratory corridor at Mara River

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Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala on Tuesday ordered that a camp which has been  built beside the Mara River, blocking the Wildebeest crossing to be removed.

His statement came just a day after viral videos showed people believed to be employees of the camp forcing thousands of animals to turn back and use an alternative route.

“I have discussed with Narok County Governor SamuelTunai, about the camp built beside the Mara River, blocking the Wildebeest crossing. Its very disturbing and we expect the Governor to take action and have the camp removed!” Balala said.

CS Balala also reiterated on the need for Kenya to have a Maasai Mara National Reserve Management Plan that will enhance biodiversity and protect wildlife migratory corridors from greed.

“I have also insisted that we need a Maasai Mara National Reserve Management Plan, that will not only enhance biodiversity, but also protect our wildlife migratory corridors, from greed!” CS Balala added.

There were fears of a stampede after people believed to be employees of the resort were seen chasing away the animals.