On 30th June 2016, Ruko Conservancy in Baringo County held a ceremony to officially open a new office block, funded by the Baringo County Government. Further support from the government was offered to the Conservancy in the form of a cheque for KSH 1 million. Alongside this, the ceremony marked the handing over of a conservancy vehicle from NRT.
NRT provides significant support to communities in sectors where support can now be expected from the newly devolved County Governments: peace, security, livelihoods development, infrastructure, services and investment. NRT has developed good working relations with the County Governments, and Governors are keen to deepen and expand relationships with NRT and support for conservancies. This recent show of support from Baringo County Government has proven their trust and faith in the communities, and in the community conservancy model. Find out more about our partnerships with County Governments.
The Governor of Baringo Mr. Benjamin Cheboi was treated to a tour of the Conservancy, which included a visit to the giraffe sanctuary - where 8 Rothschild's giraffe were translocated in 2011. The hope is that when these individuals breed, areas in and around Ruko can be repopulated with this endangered subspecies.