The Star (Nairobi)

20 March 2013

Kenya Wildlife Service Tells Nandi Residents to Ignore "Man-Eaters" Scare

KWS has said there were no "man-eaters" in Nandi and Uasin-Gishu after residents spent the second week hunting for the suspected animal.

The North Rift regional warden Joel Kanda said the claims were rumors peddled within the social media adding that his officers have been unable to trace the "man eaters" said to operate within King'wal ecosystem in Nandi county and Kesses in Uasin-Gishu.

Speaking yesterday after two jackals were killed by a combined force of KWS officers and members of the public, Kanda assured the public that claims of a person having been eaten up by the "animal" at Mosoriot trading center two weeks ago are lies.

He said police are looking for a medic said to have posted photos of the body on Facebook saying wild animals killed and ate him up which caused panic after word spread.

"Fact is, the deceased was eaten up by stray dogs after he was stabbed several times by unknown assailants. He had blood oozing from the wounds which attracted the dogs," Kanda said.

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