KWS dismisses claims of two lions spotted along Southern By-pass

By Samuel Musita

Kenya Wildlife Service has dismissed claims that two lions had wandered out of Nairobi National Park on Monday.

In a statement Kenya Wildlife service says there was no sighting or any signs of lions at the Ngong road forest as earlier reported.

Earlier reports, indicated that two lions  had wandered out of Nairobi National Park  Monday morning a week after six made it out, sparking panic among road users and persons neighbouring the Nairobi National park.

The Kenya wildlife service  was then reported as asking anyone who  might have sported the two cats that were seen along  Ngong road forest  to report through the number 0800 597 000 or email communications@kws.go.ke.

The lions were reported to have been walking near the fence of the forest block between the intersection towards Karen and the southern Bypass next to the Kenya Forest Service field station.

In a statement, KWS communication officer Paul Udoto had said traffic police on patrol had spotted the cats at 10 am. and alerted Nairobi National Park.

Last week, five lions caused panic in Nairobi after escaping from the park at dawn.

The animals were first spotted at 4am near a hospital in the suburb of Langata and later near Kibera.

KWS officials issued an alert but later confirmed one lioness and her two cubs had been recaptured.

The remaining two other animals were believed to have gone back into the park.

It is yet to be established whether the two animals spotted on Tuesday strayed again or they are the missing ones believed to have gone back to the park.

  

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