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Alarm over park pollution
Sunday, July 20, 2003

The East African Standard (Nairobi)

July 20, 2003

Nairobi

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) yesterday raised concern over dumping of used polythene bags at the Lake Nakuru National Park.

KWS community warden John Wambua said the park has been converted into a dump site by the community neighbouring it. Wambua said wild animals are at great risk as raw sewer is left to collect inside the park.

"If the animals feed on the polythene bags, then that will be the end of Lake Nakuru National Park as a tourist destination," he said. Wambua was speaking at Lake View Estate, where Nakuru Mayor Wachira Ngoru handed over a refuse truck to the area's Usafi Women's Group.

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