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MARAUDING Jumbos sighted in Kyandoo village

 Residents of Kyandoo village in Kyuso Sub County have been gripped by fear as two huge marauding Jumbos were sighted in their location.


A herd of elephants quencing thirst at Tsavo National Park. Photo/FILE

The elephants strayed from Kora National Park in Tana River County. Kamuwongo location Chief Jane Mwende revealed to Mwingi Times that the pair was hiding in the Kwa Msee Panu thickets.

“People are scared stiff and fear that the Jumbos may turn wild and attack them”, said chief Mwende on phone.

The chief added that residents fear that if the Jumbos stay in their location for long, they may attack them and destroy their farms as it is now a season of weeding crops which were planted in November.

Kyuso Deputy County Commissioner Reuben Kimosop confirmed that the elephants came from Kora National Park last night before Kyandoo natives saw them.

Don’t provoke Jumbos

Mr Kimosop said he was aware of the Jumbo’s presence in the area. He advised locals to keep off the wild animals and not to provoke them in any way. Efforts are being made to herd them back to their habitat, said the Kyuso DCC.

“I personally reached out to Kenya Wildlife Service personnel and they promised that they would within a very short time arrive and goad them back to their Kora National Park sanctuary” said Kimosop via mobile phone.

In the past, elephants have strayed from Kora National Park into neighbouring counties. A standard eight pupil from Gai Primary School was trampled upon and killed by a stray elephant in 2016.



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