Woman Killed by Elephants in Mwatate

A middle aged woman succumbed to injuries on Thursday after she was attacked by rouge elephants at Mwachabo village in Mwatate,Taita Taveta county.

Confirming the incident, Mwatate OCPD Francis Mwangi said the diseased was attached at her homestead on thursday night . “She was attacked by jumbos outside her house last evening.” She was rushed to Mwatate hospital where she succumbed to severe injuries.

Mwangi said,” her body has been taken to Moi referral hospital in Voi for postmortem.”

The incident comes barely a week after another woman was seriously injure by elephants in Mata Taveta.

Last month, another woman was killed by elephants in similar way in Sagalla;Voi.

Hundreds of elephants have invaded Taita Taveta from the expansive Tsavo East and West national parks in search for water and pastures.

The invasion has been attributed to stocking of cattle in the parks and the continued drought within the area.

“It has been a difficult task to drive away the elephants. The still come back to the community to look for water and pasture, even after they are driven back to the park.” Said Mwangi.

A fortnight ago, Sagalla residents demonstrated to the Voi KWS offices to express their fear after their crops were destroyed by the elephants.
Woman killed by elephants in Mwatate

A middle aged woman has succumbed to injuries after she was attacked by rouge elephants in Mwachabo village; Mwatate sub county.

Confirming the incident, Mwatate OCPD Francis Mwangi said the diseased was attached at her homestead last night. “She was attacked by jumbos outside her house last evening.” She was rushed to Mwatate hospital where she succumbed to severe injuries.

Mwangi said,” her body has been taken to Moi referral hospital in Voi for postmortem.”

The incident comes barely a week after another woman was seriously injure by elephants in Mata;Taveta. Last month, another woman was killed by elephants in similar way in Sagalla;Voi.
Hundreds of elephants have invaded Taita Taveta from the expansive Tsavo East and West national parks in search for water and pastures.

The invasion has been attributed to stocking of cattle in the parks and the continued drought within the area.

“It has been a difficult task to drive away the elephants. The still come back to the community to look for water and pasture, even after they are driven back to the park.” Said Mwangi.

A fortnight ago, Sagalla residents demonstrated to the Voi KWS offices to express their fear after their crops were destroyed by the elephants.

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