Makindu Residents living in fear over 2 stray elephants

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A past photo of Elephants. (Photo - Courtesy)

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers have been urged to swing into action and tame two stray jumbos in Kamboo, Makindu sub-county of Makueni county.

Led by Emmanuel Musyoki, the locals said the two elephants invaded the area and destroyed water tanks, and ran after children coming from school.

Musyoki said that they are living in fear knowing that the marauding animals are roaming around. He revealed that the two animals were last spotted going to a forest belonging to a local.

“They have destroyed things and scared children who were forced to run for their lives. As we speak they are at a forest belonging to one Kituu,” Musyoki said.

“We are in fear and wish the KWS officers hurry and take away the elephants before they do more harm. It’s not the first time they are invading our area and would wish the KWS would find lasting solution to the menace,” he added.

He noted that unless the two elephants are taken back to the reserve then the locals will continue to live in fear. Several parts of Makueni county have been having the challenge of wildlife sneaking out of Parks and coming to destroy crops and farms and endangering the lives of locals.