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Farmers count losses as hyena kills 17 goats in Mwingi

A wild animal believed to be a stray hyena killed 17 goats on Saturday in Kyandoo village in Kamuwongo location, Kyuso sub-county.

Other goats were wounded during the night attack.

Resident Julius Kitheka lost three goats.

He urged the government to capture the animal and compensate the affected farmers.

Subchief Richard Muthengi said the incident was reported at his office.

Seven goats were recovered from the bush.

Ten others are missing.

“I’m urging residents to be patient since the Kenya Wildlife Service is working to catch the animal. Compensation will be carried out following the laid down procedure,” Muthengi said.

Read: Marauding wild dogs, leopard kill dozens of sheep in Marakwet, farmers to be paid

 

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