Athi village in Juja, Kiambu County is grief and shock after hyenas feasted on a middle-aged man to his death on Monday night.
According to locals, the 38-year-old man was drunk when the wild animals attacked him and ate his flesh leaving his remains, dry bones, lying uncollected.
Residents decried high uptake of illicit liquor in the area saying it has resulted in several deaths.
“The hyenas would not have attacked the man were it not for the alcohol he had consumed. We have been protesting against the menace to no avail. It’s sad that the government seems not to listen to our cries,” said a local.
They stated that hyenas And other dangerous wild animals have been hiding in various bushes in the area but their plea to have the animals captured have been bearing zero fruits.
“We have buried several persons who were attacked by wild animals most of who are men. We are now worried whether or not our children will be going to school with this trend,” said Jonathan Kamau, a local
The locals who regretted that their numerous complaints have not been acted upon are now calling upon the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to trail and capture leopards and hyenas that have also been attacking their livestock at night.