November 21st 2017

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Residents count losses after hyenas kill their sheep

They are demanding for the KWS to come and take the Hyenas out of the place to stop terrorizing them adding that if no action is taken immediately they will be forced to kill the Hyenas

By Oscar NdundaThursday, 22 Jun 2017 10:21 EAT

Residents of Muusyani watch dead sheep killed by stray hyenas.

Residents of Muusyani in Nguluni Matungulu subcounty are counting looses after stray Hyenas killed and ate 4 sheep in the night. The residents say that the Hyenas have been roaming in the area especially in the night making it unsafe for them and school going children in the morning.

The farmer whose sheep were eaten is demanding for compensation from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) saying that they have raising concerns about the Hyenas but no action has been taken.

"I am demanding for compensation, we have been raising concerns to the KWS about these Hyenas but no action is taken, I lost four sheep after they were eaten and it is unsafe for us to walk during the night and for our children who go to school early in the morning," said the farmer.

They are demanding for the KWS to come and take the Hyenas out of the place to stop terrorizing them adding that if no action is taken immediately they will be forced to kill the Hyenas.

Meanwhile, an 80-year-old woman was admitted to hospital in Nyahururu after she was attacked by a hyena. Dorothy Wangecii, a resident of Karaba village, Muhotetu division in Laikipia West lost part of her left hand and three fingers in her right hand after she was attacked by a hyena.

MS Wangecii said the beast attacked her when she was driving away a neighbor’s cow that had strayed on her farm. She was admitted to hospital in Nyahururu.

Lucy Mwihaki contributed reporting for this article

The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press





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