Tumpes Kamete was in class six at Loigero Primary School in Talek, when we ran our first art competition in 2014. He was among the 100 children from five schools selected to take part in the competition. The participants in the competition were asked to draw wildlife as they perceived them in their minds.
Tempes drew a lion that had been speared. From this, we realized that some of the children in the Mara only encountered or heard about Lions when they came to their homes to predate on livestock and hence develop negative perceptions. They knew that the solutions to Lions raiding bomas was to spear them to death.