When Phyllis Mbuthia bought a piece of land costing millions at the swanky Naka estate in Nakuru, all she wanted was a peaceful life and private life.
Despite putting up a concrete wall around her house, the peace has been elusive.
She is always visited by baboons who are so daring that she has been forced to have a man in the compound.
“They are daring and amorous. They behave like men and tease you. One almost floored me to that corner after it charged towards me,” Mbuthia says pointing a corner of her homestead.
The baboons leave the Lake Nakuru National Park and climb over walls into homes in Naka, Free Area and Lake View estates – all which border the park.
Mbuthia said she was forced to employ a shamba boy within her compound because the baboons ‘can do other things to women’.
The case is the same for George Mwaura’s family and the residents now want the Kenya Wildlife Service to tame the animals.
“You cannot leave your door open or stay outside. Two baboons one day came here and I only thank God that I was there. They would have injured my children,” Mwaura said.
Mwaura added: “We understand it is a dry season but Kenya Wildlife Service should do something about this. They can have their wardens on patrols in this estate to ensure the animals and pushed back to the park.”