The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has eliminated cash payments at all State-owned national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. This directive will start from 27th January 2017 and payments will be accepted in various forms. The agency said it would only accept mobile phone payments via M-Pesa, bank deposits or credit card.
The move is expected to help the KWS enhance its collections, improve accountability and seal loopholes that have in the past been blamed for revenue losses. It will also provide the KWS realtime data on the number of people entering the wildlife sanctuaries, helping it plan logistics as well as marketing strategies.