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Narok man killed by elephants, hyenas and vultures eat body

Monday June 10 2019


Elephants graze. A 52-year-old man was on June 9, 2019 killed by elephants at Aitong village in Narok County. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Body parts of a 52-year-old man were on Monday discovered at Aitong village in Narok County.

Area Chief Tungani Nabaala said Mr Francis Lenkai ole Sakuya was trampled to death by elephants on Sunday night while on his way home from Aitong trading centre.


Speaking to the Nation on phone Mr Nabaala said the body, which had been eaten by hyenas and vultures, was discovered in a thicket.

"Passers-by became curious after seeing so many vultures near a thicket," said Mr Nabaala.

Narok Sub-County Commissioner Simon Osumba said the man had been attacked by a herd of elephants believed to have strayed out of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.


"The man’s body had been dismembered by hyenas and vultures, the police, who were alerted by members of the public, only found bones at the scene," said Mr Osumba.


The remains were taken to Longisa Hospital Mortuary in Bomet County.

Mr Osumba, who led a security team comprising police officers and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) personnel to the area, warned residents to be wary of wildlife roaming the area.  

In the last one year, some 65 people suffered injuries while 598 incidents of crop destruction were reported.

Locals have accused KWS of failing to take urgent action when called upon when wild animals stray to their farms.