Hunting of wildlife remains illegal despite formation of the taskforce on consumptive utilization of wildlife that will evaluate options in allowing Kenyans to consume game meat.
Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala who set up the taskforce last Friday now says keeping wildlife just for the purposes of tourism alone is not productive enough.
Balala also announced that Kenya will launch an incentivized investment code targeting to benefit investors in the tourism sector, during this year’s Kenya tourism festival slated for October.
Among others, an incentivized investment code for investors will be launched as well as the first ever beads festival which is expected to empower women making beads in rural areas.
Balala warned that the consumptive utilization should not opened the door for hunting of wildlife in the country but will instead first look into the pros and cons of such a move.
The tourism ministry is currently implementing the taskforce report on MICE that recommended establishment of a national convention bureau tasked with bidding for events and conferences.
Kenya is targeting to increase its bed capacity up to 10,000 by the year 2022 and has hired a consultant to implement the tourism digital marketing strategy.