The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has raised an alarm over a roaming cackle of hyenas causing deadly attacks in Witeithie area of Juja, Kiambu County.
This is following an incident where a 29-year-old man was mauled to death by about 20 hyenas within Kamuthi area on his way home from Komu quarry on Monday.
The victim’s counterpart, police said, narrowly escaped death during the incident that occured at around 5am.
DCI confirmed in a statement on Monday night that a multi-agency team of security personnel drawn from the National Police Service, Kenya Wildlife Service and other local law enforcement agencies has been dispatched to handle the dangerous predators and prevent further attacks on people, but urged residents to remain cautious.
“The DCI wishes to caution members of the public living in Witeithie area of Juja, Kiambu County of a roaming Cackle of Hyenas that is already causing deadly attacks on the residents,” DCI said.
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