A local conservation group has accused the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife of secretly mutilating chunks of the original Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill.
The East African Wild Life Society says parts of the Bill introduced in Parliament last month markedly differ from what different players had agreed on last year.
EAWLS executive director Michael Gachanja says sections related to benefit sharing and accountability of government officials have been changed. The society has also opposed creation of a parallel body to take over licensing roles from the Kenya Wildlife Service.
The proposed Kenya Wildlife Regulatory Council will operate alongside KWS, according to the Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill (2013) introduced in Parliament last month by Majority leader Aden Dualle....