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Hyena attack leaves four injured in Ijara as human-wildlife conflict grows over drought



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By: Mohammed Dahir, KNA

GARISSA—Four people were on Friday night injured, two of them seriously, when marauding hyenas invaded their homestead in Sagar village of Warsame location, Ijara Sub-County.

According to Ijara Sub-County Warden, Mr Adan Alio, the hyenas might have been out to the Manyattas to look for water and food due to the current biting drought that has occasioned the scarcity of the resources.

Warden Alio said the victims were taken by good Samaritans to Masalani Sub-County Hospital and Shamsu medical Centre, a private hospital within Masalani town.

The residents appealed to County Government of Garissa and Kenya Wildlife Services to construct water pans in the wildlife habitat in order to reduce human wildlife conflict.

The residents draw water from Gababa location neighboring Warsame location and Sagar villages in the same area.

They also appealed to the County Government to ensure the Masalani Sub-County Hospital, which is a major health facility in the area, is fully equipped and adequate staff posted to attend to such emergencies and other medical requirement of the residents.


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