Woman killed by elephant while collecting firewood

By Vincent Kejitan | Wednesday, Mar 11th 2020 at 10:41
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A woman was trampled by an elephant on Tuesday while collecting firewood at Olgulului Group Ranch in Olmoti, Kajiado County.

According to a statement by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), the incident was brought to their attention by a lady who had accompanied the deceased to the thicket.

“She was killed by an elephant yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon while collecting firewood in a thicket.

“Our patrol team rushed to the scene to secure the body and later transferred it to Loitoktok mortuary for postmortem,” said KWS.

Elsewhere, a 47-year-old man has been ordered to pay a fine of Sh1 million or serve six years’ imprisonment after he was found guilty of illegal possession of 84 kilograms of elephant tusks worth Sh8 million.

Appearing before Narok Chief Magistrate Wilbroda Juma the accused, Daniel Karanja, who was found in possession of nine pieces of elephant tusks weighing 84 Kilograms in the year 2014 was found guilty of the offense.

Mr Karanja was arrested at his house in Majengo slums in the outskirts of Narok town on July 30, 2014 by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers who had received a tip-off from the members of the public.

The prosecution lined up a total of eight witnesses who managed to testify and managed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the accused committed the offense.

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