Kenya: pursuit of stray elephant near Nairobi

Kenya: pursuit of stray elephant near Nairobi

Kenya’s wildlife body is on the hunt for an elephant that strayed and damaged part of a private residence on the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi, over the weekend, local media reported.

Last night, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said a lone elephant was sighted on Friday night at a home in Kerarapon, about 30km (18 miles) from the city centre.

The KWS said its security officers conducted a “thorough search” in response but they did not find the elephant, which is said to have damaged the entrance gate of a residence.

The wildlife service suspects that the animal may have moved into a nearby forest, and says that it’s still patrolling the affected area.

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