Stray buffalo shot dead after killing nursing mother in Kenya


A female stray buffalo has been killed by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers at Suam Ward in West Pokot County after it killed a woman who was taking her baby to the clinic on Saturday afternoon.

According to KWS West Pokot County warden, Hamisi Amulavu, the buffalo migrated from Uganda to Chepasacha village where it destroyed maize farms and gored the woman, Chepokugho Ngolerongan, to death.

Amulavu said the stray buffalo migrated from the neighbouring country because of the cold weather for the much warmer West Pokot County.

“The woman’s body was moved to Kapenguria referral Hospital mortuary while her baby was taken to hospital for treatment. The Buffalo was traced later by KWS rangers and killed,” he said.

He advised locals to be alert if they spot any roaming wild animals and report immediately to the authorities.

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