Kajiado Mourns Man Killed By Elephant As Country Celebrates Madaraka

Kajiado News Update

Kajiado News Update

We are bold in presenting our news as we move to all Maa counties across the country.

A stray elephant from Chyulu National Park has killed yet another man, as another one killed last Friday is expected to be buried Saturday.

Contradicting reports provided by Kenya Wildlife Service officials and the residents reaching KNU on Saturday morning all say the man was killed at 7 pm on Friday.

County KWS senior warden, Muteru Njauuini said the diseased, Tom Parkisali, had arrived home from Kilinyeti Market at night, and when his phone rang, he went to receive it and met with the stray elephant.

Njauuini said the victim rode alone on his motorbike from the market and was “home and dry” before the attack.

But a wildlife conservancy agent in the area, Kakuta Maimai said the man was walking home from the said market and he was attacked while he was conversing with a caller.

READ: Stray Elephant Kills A Third Masimba Person In Three Years On Friday

The incident happened exactly one week after another man was killed by a stray elephant from Chyulu National Park in Masimba, Kajiado East Constituency.

The body of the latest victim had not been collected by police as at 9.30 am on Saturday as tension mounted in the area.

Residents have pointed an accusing finger at the KWS for allegedly allowing stray elephants to kill their people at will.

Merrueshi location chief, Samuel Mayioni, was said to be making arrangements with Mashuuru police officers after those from Kiboko explained that the area the incident took place was not in their jurisdiction.

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In Masimba, relatives, and friends of the man killed by an elephant on Friday, last week are expecting to bury their loved one as tension also mounts in their area.

Big Life Foundation director and CEO, Richard Bonham, has fully funded all the funeral expenses, according to Maimai.

Njauuini explained that his officers could not visit the scene where the man was killed because of “tension” that is mounting up from the local people.

“Tension is high, and I cannot risk sending our officers there. I have spoken to Mashuuru deputy county commissioner, Stephen Nyakundi, who says he will arrange with policemen to go and take the body to the mortuary,” said Njauuini.

Njauuini said that once the tension comes down, his officers will truck the said killer elephant with an aim of eliminating it.

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“We have no other option left, but to kill it. The moment an elephant has harmed or killed somebody, it will always abhor the desire to kill again,” added Najauuini.

On Monday last week, KWS officials claimed they had moved all the straying elephants in Masimba area into Chyulu national park.

READ: Drive Off Your Elephants To Parks Or Face The Music – Lenku Warns KWS



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