Rotich to head ANAW board

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  September 2012:

Nehemiah Rotich has been elected board president of the Nairobi-based Africa Network for Animal Welfare, ANAW founder Josphat Ngonyo announced on September 22, 2012.  Rotich has previously headed the Kenya Wildlife Service and East Africa Wildlife Society, and was a senior program officer for biodiversity and genetic resource issues with the United Nations Environment Program.  Ngonyo also announced the election of Ruth Mutheu Wamboa as board treasurer.  The previous ANAW board resigned en masse on July 16, 2012, citing conflicts with Ngonyo.  Ngonyo told ANIMAL PEOPLE that the major issues were unspecified conflicts of interest.

Recent ANAW program work, Ngonyo said, included treating about 100 cattle and 78 goats for deep cut wounds apparently inflicted by machete during conflicts between Pokomo farmers and Orma cattle herders over water and land in the Tana delta.  More than a hundred people were killed in three weeks of running clashes in August and September 2012.  Mass graves of more victims were found on September 17, 2012 near Kilelengwani village, in the approximate middle of the contested area.

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