Poetic justice as Meru cow-mauling lion dies in the act
SEE ALSO :KWS lifts outlaw on darting of wildlifeM’Ngai said the lion, which has been roaming in the villages at night after it escaped from the park, died after it was strangled as the cow successfully freed itself from its claws. “The lion attacked the widow’s homestead in the dead of the night and went to the shed. But as it struggled to kill the cow, it got entangled by the rope around its neck and somehow suffocated. We think it was divine intervention because the poor widow only has that one cow,” said M’Ngai. The MCA said the lion which hadkilled a number of livestock in different parts of the park, attacked his homestead last week on Friday and Sunday. “It killed one cow on Friday and another on Sunday, but people helped us to fight it. It has been hiding in the thickets during the day and attacking at night, to escape the KWS rangers and locals looking for it,” he added. Gatundu said preliminary physical examination of the dead lion revealed it had eaten something like a goat but samples had been taken for further analysis to establish cause.