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Ndivo and fellow villagers use a voltmetre to confirm voltage on an electric fence at Shimba Hills National Park.
Ndivo and fellow villagers use a voltmetre to confirm voltage on an electric fence at Shimba Hills National Park.

2009-11-09 - Shimba Hills National Park, Kenya , Joe Ombuor

From the safety of his house, Philip Ndivo sees a herd of elephants moving down a hill in Shimba Hills National Park. He pulls down a big electric switch mounted on a wooden deck in his house. He moves out of his house in Lukore village, Kwale District, holding an instrument that tests electric current, which he clips to an electric fence passing near his compound. The gadget confirms the voltage is high enough to keep off any elephant that might try to cross the fence into farms.

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