Assertions that British soldiers training at Archer’ Post in Kenya’s Samburu District are upsetting game drives, frightening wild animals by flying helicopters below the recommended height and illegally viewing and filming animals ought to be investigated and appropriate action taken.Developed nations must never abuse developing nations' hospitality.
Parks, the world over, have laid down procedures for use. Kenyan parks can only be accessed by road upon payment of entry fees. This allows one to go for game drives, view and film attractions. Frightening animals denies those who have paid to view wildlife an opportunity to enjoy the service they have paid for. This raw deal is against business ethics that entails the satisfaction of both the supplier and consumer. Illegal viewing and filming of animals denies the country the much desired revenue to boost development. It is tantamount to tax evasion and corruption.
Whereas the earlier conduct of British soldiers has elicited friction on grounds of careless disposal of lethal explosives and acts of rape, the combatants ought not be judged by their previous record. The mistakes committed by former trainees should not be labeled on the latter. Instead of alarmist calls, local troops should use this moment to learn international military tactics as ordinary citizens brace for business with the soldiers.
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