Marauding hyenas killed a person and wounded two individuals close to a college exterior the Kenyan capital, officers stated Tuesday, prompting a whole lot of scholars from the college to dam streets to protest what they known as an absence of safety.
One of many wounded was a scholar at Kenya’s Multimedia College who was attacked by the hyenas late Monday on a street that borders the Nairobi Nationwide Park in Ongata Rongai. College students from the college disrupted site visitors there Tuesday as police used tear fuel to disperse them.
“The college just isn’t protected as a result of we’re close to the nationwide park,” stated Ochieng Kefah, a scholar at Multimedia College, who was among the many protesters. “The federal government ought to, perhaps, put some restrictions on the motion of the animals.”
The injured scholar was recognized as 21-year-old engineering scholar Kevin Mwendwa, who misplaced a thumb within the assault.
A group that was despatched to analyze the scene of Monday’s assault discovered physique elements of one other sufferer of the hyenas, the Kenya Wildlife Service stated Tuesday.
KWS’ Drawback Animal Administration Unit group promptly put down one hyena and moved to establish any surrounding hyena dens. The carcass was being examined to find out if the hyena had rabies or different illnesses.
The person who was killed was Anthony Pasha, whose family members stated he was killed whereas accumulating firewood.
“The hyena got here, it attacked him, chased him from the forest, put him down right here,” Kaaji Lesian, the sufferer’s cousin, advised The Related Press. “He left his firewood precisely the place you might be seeing them … down there.”
Hyena assaults have change into more and more frequent on the outskirts of Nairobi, prompting KWS to launch pointers on the way to react when confronted by the animals. “If confronted with a hyena, don’t transfer away till it does and proceed dealing with its route. Be loud, look aggressive, and seem scary to discourage the hyena,” the KWS advises.
The rules had been launched in January, after 10-year-old Dennis Teya was attacked and killed in a subject in Kiambu County, north of Nairobi.