By CYRUS OMBATI
A ten-year-old boy who was among the injured has been airlifted to Nairobi.
The injured were admitted at Habaswein District Hospital while the boy was admitted at Garissa District Hospital.
KWS Communication Officer Paul Muya said rangers pursued and killed the hyenas. He said they were on the ground sensitising local communities on human wildlife conflict mitigation measures.
KWS donated Sh20,000 as a consolation to the family.
Doctors said the boy’s condition had since deteriorated necessitating his referral to Nairobi.
“KWS has made arrangement to airlift the boy to Nairobi. Besides paying Sh57,000 medical bill incurred by the boy at Garissa District Hospital, KWS will also pay treatment fee at the hospital in Nairobi and meet flight costs,” said a KWS statement.
There is an increasing wave of human and wildlife conflict, the latest being that of Kitengela in which villagers killed six lions after the beasts killed up to 30 sheep and goats.
On Wednesday, KWS rangers were called to drive away elephants that had strayed into homes in the same area. The rangers used a chopper to drive away the elephants.