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Kirinyaga man trampled by elephant

12 August 2014, 21:10 Joseph Mukubwa

Kirinyaga - A 33-year-old man from is recuperating at Nyeri Provincial General Hospital after being trampled by an elephant while grazing in the forest.

The man was grazing his livestock at Mt Kenya forest on Sunday  when an elephant emerged from the forest and started attacking him before trampling on him.

The man was first treated at a local hospital in Kirinyaga County before being transferred to Nyeri PGH where is undergoing treatment.

The farmer was at the hospital theatre yesterday where he was being operated after persistent chest pains.

A nurse at the hospital who sought anonymity since he is not authorized to speak to the press said the man was brought at the hospital while in critical condition and later admitted at theatre as he might be having broken ribs.

On another development, an eight-year-old child who is a Standard four pupil is nursing a broken hand after he was attacked by a monkey at Karima Hill in Othaya last weekend.

The pupil was hit by the monkey using a wooden bar at the forest before it escaped.

Locals have since urged the Kenya Wildlife Service to remove the monkeys from the forest saying they have become a nuisance.

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