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Elephant kills woman in Baringo, KWS confirms

By Bernard Gitau
Friday, December 27th, 2019
Elephant
an elephant kills a woman in Baringo County
In summary

A 36-year-old woman was trampled to death by an elephant in Ol Arabel forest, Baringo County on December 26.

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in a statement said Stella Chebii had reportedly gone looking for her stray livestock in the forest when she was attacked by the jumbo near the border of Laikipia and Baringo counties.

The police and KWS collected the body from the scene and moved it to Nyahururu Hospital mortuary.

"We are reaching out to the family of the deceased to condole with them," part of the statement read.

KWS pointed out that it has mobilised problem animal control teams to monitor elephant movement in the area.

It also cautioned residents to be vigilant, particularly when approaching forest areas.

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