KWS officer trampled to death by elephant

KWS officer trampled to death by elephant
File image of elephants. PHOTO| COURTESY

A Kenya Wild Life Service (KWS) officer died on Tuesday after he was trampled by an elephant at Archers Post in Samburu East.

Confirming the incident, KWS official, Simon Leriana said the officer, Bosco Lechoe, was chasing herders who had invaded the park looking for pasture for their cattle.

Leriana explained that while chasing after the herders, an elephant suddenly appeared and trampled him to death.

The body was taken to Maralal Hospital Mortuary.

Elsewhere, the decomposing body of man has been found dumped at Outspan area along river Chania in the outskirts of Nyeri Town.

Samuel Gacheru, 43, was allegedly killed by a hired gun contracted by his wife and sons.

According to friends and relatives, the deceased went missing two weeks ago but their search for him bore no fruit.

Family members are now calling on the police to conduct investigations into the incident.

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