Marabou storks a menace in Garissa

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022 03:53 | By
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Marabou stork on a tree. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Hundreds of Marabou storks lying dead along Hola- Masalani road, allegedly from electric shock, are becoming an environmental and health hazard to area residents.

The birds build their nests on Kenya Power Company electricity pole tops, at times causing power blackouts and many of them reportedly end up dying from electric shock, thus littering the road with their carcasses that result in a foul smell.

The officer- in- charge, Hola power substation Joseph Silas said that the Kenya Power Company officials would destroy the nests on the pole tops to discourage the birds from settling, hence reducing the challenge.

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