|As we celebrate this year’s World Ranger Day, we are so proud to announce that our own, Simon Irungu Wangu, is one of the winners of the 2019 African Ranger Awards.
Sergeant Simon Irungu Wangu is the Team Commander for the Rapid Response Unit on Ol Pejeta, and a member of the National Police Reserve team (NPR). His main duty is to protect wildlife, particularly rhinos, and to manage an armed security team of 42 men. Every day, Simon deploys his team in strategic locations depending on the intelligence received hours before. While they mainly work at night, when the threat of poaching is at its highest, they also sometimes work during the day to help local communities with security incidents. It’s a 24/7 commitment.
Please join us in congratulating Simon.