Mr Balala termed his game drive, in which he travelled for several kilometres without spotting any of the famous Big Five animals the park was known for, as a major disappointment.

“The park has been famous for its high number of flamingos but many of them have relocated to other places,” said the CS.

ARTIFICIAL WATERFALLS

The CS revealed that the national government will set aside Sh300 million to create artificial waterfalls in an effort to boost tourism, he said.

The forum was meant to explore tourism opportunities in Nakuru County and how to exploit them.

The event was organised by the hotel industry in the county.

Nakuru Deputy Governor Eric Korir said the county government is working to diversify tourism products and bring on board others such as the famous Subukia Catholic Shrine.

Mr Korir said they will propose to the national government how to address the sewer system in the town, citing the ballooning population.

Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Mongo Chimwaga said officials have increased surveillance at all major hotels in the county and called for a closer collaboration between investors and the government over the issue of security.

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