Village in agony as hyena mauls boy to death, injures rescuers - 6 days ago, 12:34

By: James Munyeki

Like a scene from a horror movie, a village watched in disbelief last week as a 12-year-old was mauled to death by a hyena.

The family from Leleshwa village in the Ol Moran area of Laikipia tried to ward off the beast but it charged towards them at bay as it killed the poor lad.

The beast tore at the boy’s parents who were trying to beat it back leading to their admission at Nyahururu County Referral Hospital with injuries.

“Villagers answered to distress calls and would hit the animal but it kept charging at them with jaws dripping human blood,” said Edward Chege.  “The people then retreated giving animal a chance to dig its jaws back in the boy who kept screaming.”

The boy’s aunt Anne Wambui, said the lad was preparing to report to school when the roaming beast entered their house and killed him at about 5am.

“On hearing his child cry, ...
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