Report cases of wildlife attacks, residents told
Elgeyo Marakwet County warden, John Ngalia has advised residents to report any cases of wildlife attacks to his office so that swift action could be taken.
Ngalia regretted that residents would rather call the media whenever their livestock were attacked by wild animals instead of reporting to the relevant authorities.
The warden made the remarks on Thursday in the wake of increased cases of killing of livestock by wildlife in various parts of the county.
On Wednesday, residents of Kimnai village, Marakwet West Sub County waylaid and killed an unidentified wild animal that had killed 48 sheep in the last one week.
Area chief, Francis Kanda said the residents had been looking for the strange animal that resembled a dog since Sunday before killing it near Kipkunur forest.
Ngalia said Kenya Wildlife Service had sent rangers to the area to ascertain the damage.
Meanwhile, in Keiyo South sub-county, a wild animal suspected to be a wild cat has killed 100 sheep in a span of three weeks in Kapkitony, Metipso and Tambul locations.
By Alice Wanjiru