Safaricom, KWS partner to save the Roan Antelope

Safaricom through the M-PESA Foundation has partnered with the Kenya Wildlife Service, the Northern Rangelands Trust, and Back to Africa to protect the 15 remaining roan antelope in Kenya. – KWS

The KES17 million support, which will be given in cash grants will go along way in securing the future of Kenya’s 15 remaining roan antelopes, only found in Ruma National Park in Homa Bay County.

We thank the Mpesa Foundation for this support which is a great boost towards the implementation of the National Recovery and Action for the roan antelope in Kenya (2020-2030) launched by Hon Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary Tourism and Wildlife in March last year said, Betty Maitoyo Ag. Chairperson, KWS Board of Trustees.

“We commend the efforts put in place by KWS, Northern Rangelands Trust, and Back to Africa to help save Kenya’s roan antelope population. As a testament to our commitment to environmental conservation, we are happy to support these efforts which are part of the recovery plan to establish and maintain a stable and growing population of roan antelopes,” said Michael Joseph, Chairman, M-PESA Foundation.