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Fear as Wild Monkeys Invades Riruta Satellite Residence

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Fear has gripped a section of Riruta satellite in Dagoretti constituency ,Nairobi county following an invasion of monkeys.

Residents fear contracting diseases from the wandering wild animals.

Jacob Kathuri and Mercy Malesi complained the monkeys have troubled them for the last three weeks.

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“We now live with them. Apart from destroying our crops we are also afraid of being infected by deadly viruses,” Kathuri said.

Nairobi County Kenya Wildlife Services complain and enquiry desk the office had not received a report about the primates and promised to respond immediately the matter was reported.

“We have not been told anything about this. We always advice the affected persons to come and report such issues in our offices and if they do so we respond in the shortest time possible, not more than six hours,” customer care desk(0800597000)

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“They eat unripe bananas, maize, beans and potatoes and this will lead to hunger,” Malesi said.

Women and children in the area are afraid of being attacked by the animals.

Area assistant chief Joseph  Murage confirmed the invasion but said he was yet to reach the KWS office to seek a solution.

BY RODGERS ODUOR

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