Nyeri: KWS captures stray lion, hunting three others

Written By: Margaret Kalekye
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The lions strayed from Solio Ranch to Gatuanyaga area, killing a number of domestic animals.

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has responded to the plight of Naromoru residents in Nyeri County following an invasion by a pride of five lions.

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The lions strayed from Solio Ranch to Gatuanyaga area, killing a number of domestic animals.

One lioness has since been captured and translocated to one of KWS managed national parks.

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A team of KWS officers is currently making efforts to locate three lions that moved to Mt. Kenya Holiday Homes and Golf Resort.

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The KWS team comprising of rangers and veterinary officers is using a chopper to capture the lions.

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“This is expected to be accomplished today. The team also hopes to drive away three elephants at Lamuria area” said  KWS spokesman Paul Gathitu,

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Meanwhile, KWS is appealing to the community in the affected area to remain calm and report all cases of conflict as soon as any wildlife is sighted in their areas.

 

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