New Kenya Wildlife Service chief is hired away from IFAW
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, January/February 2003:
NAIROBI-Michael Wamithi, who opened the East Africa office
of the International Fund for Animal Welfare in Nairobi in 1999 and
had headed it ever since, was on November 27 named to succeed Joe
Kioko as chief of the Kenya Wildlife Service.
Kioko retired on Novem-ber 21, after one year as director.
Previously, Kioko was assistant director under preceding directors
Nehemiah Rotich, Richard Leakey, and David Western.
Wamithi before joining IFAW was for 14 years a KWS staffer,
in posts including warden of Nairobi and Amboseli national parks,
assistant warden of Tsavo National Park, and assistant director of