Man, 60, fighting for his life after deadly encounter with blood-thirsty hyena
A 60-year-old man is fighting for his life at the Garissa County Referral Hospital after a deadly encounter with a hyena in Raya village, some 15 kilometres away from Garissa town.
Abdi Afi Mohamud was looking after his goats in his farm along Tana River when the beast laid an ambush. The scuffle that ensued led to the sexagenarian losing his left eye.
Speaking to journalists from the hospital, the victim's relative Abdikafar Yusuf said the hyena strayed into the goats’ farm within the village and started attacking the herd.
Yusuf said the commotion and cries from the goats attracted the attention of the old man who rushed to the scene but the hyena instead turned to him.
His cries attracted the rest of the villagers who came to his rescue and killed the hyena.
The villagers then rushed the victim to the hospital for treatment for the injuries he incurred after the encounter.
Constant hyena attacks
Yusuf called on the Kenya Wild Services (KWS) to compensate them for the lose of the animals, human and drive away wild animals roaming within human settlements to nearby game reserve.
According to Dr. Hussein Iman, a general surgeon at the hospital, this is the fourth incident of hyena attacking human in the county adding that the patient was recuperating well and in a stale condition.
Doctors did a blood transfusion on the patient as he had lost a lot of blood during the attack.
15 hrs ago
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