Kenya: Maasai Herdsmen Kill Six Lions



Publisher:
KENYA Citizen TV
Publication Date:
20 June 2012
Tags:
Kenya, Wildlife, Legal and Judicial Affairs

The police and Kenya Wildlife Service officers have launched a manhunt for suspects believed to have killed six lions Wednesday morning in Kitengela. Two of the lions escaped the wrath of the villagers. One person was injured after a lion bit him in the arm. And while residents report that the lions that had strayed from the Nairobi National Park mauled 28 sheep, KWS maintains that they only killed 4 goats. KWS director Julius Kipngetich maintains that those responsible will be charged in court, once arrested, terming the incident as an act of economic sabotage. Sally Mbilu, reports on the never ending human - wildlife conflict that is not only a threat to the country\'s tourism industry, but also to its rich heritage.




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