Nairobi National Park is managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) who along with the Kitengela Landowners Association (KLA) distribute some of the park’s revenues for community projects in the area. There are many issues with wildlife predation on domestic livestock, and the KLA and KWS have an enormous task of managing human / wildlife conflicts. By visiting the Emakoko, one contributes directly to this revenue which is instrumental in looking after both the community and the park.
The Emakoko has supported the local community with the ‘lion lighting scheme’ which is one way in which predators have been deterred from attacking the community Bomas. To date we have ‘lit up’ 8 Bomas in the area and so far so good!