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58-Year-Old Man Killed By Leopard In Baringo

A 58-year old man died on Tuesday after he was attacked by a leopard in Baringo South on Sunday.

The deceased, Amdany Cherop was receiving treatment at Baringo County Referral Hospital in Kabarnet, but succumbed to injuries inflicted by the wild animal.

Reports indicated that Cherop was looking after his cows in Sogon village when the wild cat suddenly emerged from the nearby bushes and attacked him.

“My brother was attacked while looking after his animals at around 12 noon on Sunday. He was seriously injured on the head and a section of the hand where muscles were badly damaged,” his brother Willy Cherop narrated.

He was rushed to Kabartonjo Sub-county hospital where he was treated and later referred to Kabarnet and admitted.

Cherop is said to have later been taken to Iten Hospital in Elgeyo Marakwet for CT Scan but while returning, he became unconscious and passed on.

The leopard then vanished into Katimok forest and has never been spotted ever since the attack.

The family of the deceased is now demanding compensation from the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS).

According to the locals, barely a week ago a similar incident was witnessed in Cheplambus village, Baringo Central when two stray leopards attacked three residents

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