Marsabit villagers mourn death of 100 camels
Dr Shanda Guyo, a veterinary officer said Tuesday that the camels drunk water from an abandoned well in El-Hadi, North Horr.
“We suspect that the water was heavily contaminated because the well was abandoned for over two months,” he said, in a telephone interview, adding that they had so far not suspected foul play.
A multiagency team comprising of veterinary and security officers were dispatched to the village which is about 300 kilometres away from Marsabit town to assess the situation, the officer said.
“They will samples of the water and specimen from the dead animals for analysis to ascertain the kind of chemical contained in the water,” Mr Guyo said.
The deaths left residents in the entire village grief stricken, because camels are a lifeline to to them, said Barille Abduba, executive director Frontier Alliance Party.