KWS rubbishes claims of increased park rates for Kenyans

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The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has rubbished claims that park rates for Kenyans have been increased by up to 60percent.

KWS insists that the new changes ensure that citizens and residents of Kenya enjoy the same rates.

The State agency, that is in charge of conserving and managing Kenya’s wildlife, clarified that park entry fees were actually reduced starting July 1, 2020 for one year to all its national parks, reserves, and sanctuaries.

KWS further noted that the rates apply to all categories of tourists: local, residents, and international.

Reports in a section of the media had indicated that KWS had increased park rates for Kenyans by up to 60percent.