We had our end of the month meeting and every one came together from all over the ranch to share news. All the Lion Guardians expressed excitement with on-going rains on the ranch; they are happy to report that their overload of community work is going to been reduced since all the livestock owners are going back to permanent bomas which are better built.
The saddest news of the month came from Ilchalai Guardian Lekina Ngida. Apparently an elder was poisoned by his son in the Ilchalai. The poison was added to the elder’s spirit (alcoholic drink). The elder asked his son to buy him spirits at the Kimana market, which the son did, but then the son added a bit of poison to the drink. The elder became very ill after drinking his spirits and was taken to the Mbirikani Mobile clinic where it was confirmed that the elder had been poisoned. The poison was identified as Furadan by Game Scouts (the same inexpensive and available poison that is used to kill wildlife like Sangale and Birdie). He got better, but after a week he passed away when he was taken to the clinic for the second time. His murran son has since disappeared.
As for the good news, Kapande is finally out of hospital! He was discharged on Tuesday the 25th of March. He is on road to recovery and he will go final check up on the 15th of April.