A 61-year-old man from Wamura village, Laikipia Central, was on Sunday night killed by an elephant. Residents barred police officers from collecting the body of Nyaga Wachira who was heading home from the shopping centre at 8pm.
He was trampled on by a herd of 30 jumbos. Neighbour Kagure Githinji said residents have been complaining for a long time and they need to be assured of their safety.
Mountain Conservation Area assistant director Aggrey Maumo said it is difficult for the Kenya Wildlife Service to monitor the elephants because of drought.