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Man killed by a rogue buffalo 

A 41-year-old man has been killed by a rogue buffalo in Nkoisusu Forest in Narosura area in Narok South.

Area OCPD Mr. Anthony Shimoli said the man who has been identified as Dupoi Ole Naiji was herding animals with his brother Parletuan Ole Naija, 45 at around 4:30 pm  when the rogue buffalo suddenly appeared and attacked him, killing him on the spot.

Parletuan escaped unhurt. The body has now been moved to Narok Referral hospital mortuary pending postmortem and further investigations into the incident.

Narok is a wildlife county earning more than 60 per cent of its income from wildlife with the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve known worldwide for its spectacular wildebeest’s migration proving the bulk of this revenue.

But there has been an increase in incidences of human-wildlife conflict in the area that borders the famous Maasai Mara National Game Reserve where several lives have been lost in the recent past and others injured by wildlife, bringing to the fore the ever-thorny issue of human-wildlife conflict in the county and the country at large.

Narok County which is home to the famous Maasai Mara National Game Reserve which is known worldwide for the spectacular wildebeest migration currently has over 200 cases of death and loss of property emanating from the human wildlife conflict some of them pending for several years.

 

The Kenya Wildlife  Service (KWS) Narok County Senior Warden Mr. Dickson Ritan has termed the incident as unfortunate and urged the family of the  the deceased persons to be calm as the incident is being investigated with a view to compensate it.

Mr. Ritan said KWS was following all the incidents with a view to ensure that the families are compensated.

The warden also revealed that his office was investigating over 200 cases of human- wildlife conflict with a view to present the list to Nairobi for compensation.

By Mabel Keya – Shikuku

 

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