In Kenya, a woman named Martha Nduta has been killed and eaten by a lion after it escaped from a reserve. The lion allegedly killed her before dragging her from her residence to the conservancy where it ate every piece of her body, leaving behind a skull and a few bones.
The 58-year-old’s body was identified by relatives from the remains of her ripped clothes and her shoe which was found at the scene at Rubere village last Friday. Report says the skull was taken to Nyahururu District Hospital Mortuary for preservation.
Nairobi Wildlife Service rangers and employees of a private ranch have intensified search for the male lion.
Residents of Mwenje in Kinamba division held a peaceful demonstration demanding for a decisive action to be taken against the wild animal; they are also seeking compensations from the government. The residents added that incidents of elephants invading farms had become a usual occurrence and called on the government to seek a permanent solution to the menace.
The reserve has an electric fence, but it is often destroyed by people seeking a way to invade farms.
Francio Nyamatari, Laikipia West police Chief, said Kenya Wildlife Service rangers will hunt down the male lion as panic-stricken villagers fear it may strike again.