Stray elephants kill two in Meru, Tharaka-Nithi (Kenya)


Alex Njeru, Daily Nation

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Two people were killed and two others injured on Monday by elephants in Meru and Tharaka-Nithi counties.

The four elephants strayed from Meru National Park on Sunday night, officials said.

In Tharaka a 17-year-old boy in Igumo village was killed while in Meru County a man from Nthambiro village was killed.

A woman from Tharaka who was injured by the furious elephants is receiving treatment at Tharaka Sub-County Hospital.

Meru National Park Senior Warden Tuqa Jirmo told the Nation by phone that Kenya Wild Life Service (KWS) rangers shot dead one of the elephants.