Pay family of man trampled to death by elephant, KWS told


Pay family of man trampled to death by elephant, KWS told
Elephants in the Maasai Mara. Photo/LISA KAMAU

A section of Baringo leaders are demanding that Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) pay compensation after a primary school teacher was trampled to death by an elephant.

Jackson Cherutich Chepyegon was reportedly attacked by a stray elephant and succumbed to his injuries.

During the funeral, area MP William Cheptumo demanded that the government compensate the aggrieved family.

According to him, KWS owes up to Ksh. 30million in compensation to victims of similar cases.

Other Leaders present at the burial echoed his sentiments and lamented over increased incidents of human-wildlife conflict.

They included Joseph Makilap (director North Rift Economic Bloc), Susan Chesiyna (Kerio Valley Development Authority) and two area MCAs.

Last month, a 19-year-old boy was left fighting for his life at the Eldama Ravine Referral Hospital in Baringo after he was attacked by elephants.

A similar case was reported in Meru where a 43-year-old man narrowly escaped death after he was attacked by three elephants in Ndunyuruma village, Kithima sub-location.

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