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Stray Elephants Trample Man To Death


A herd of elephants that strayed into a village in Chepalungu, Bomet County on Tuesday, October 18 killed a middle-aged man and left another with grave injuries.

The victim was pronounced dead on arrival at Longisa County Hospital where he was rushed by members of the public.

Longisa Hospital Administrator Felix Langat said the deceased sustained injuries on his stomach.

Langat said the second victim, who is still battling for his life, has injuries on his legs and arms.

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He said though he is out of danger, doctors are battling to treat the injuries.

“It’s unfortunate that one of the two who were brought was pronounced dead on arrival,” he said.

The herd of 10 elephants strayed into Lelaitich village from Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) officials said a biting drought at the game reserve may have driven the herd out in search of food.

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Narok County Director of KWS Ibrahim Osman said there are many animals that are migrating out of the reserve due to the drought.

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