Panic as wardens hunt for pride of lions that strayed into Lang’ata estate
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) wardens are hunting for a pride of lions that strayed from the Nairobi National park and are roaming in the nearby Lang’ata estate.
The lions are believed to have entered Lang’ata estate on Friday through the Southern Bypass. They were last seen around the Lang’ata Hospital, Housing Corporation and Southern Bypass area.
KWS Communication manager Paul Udoto has confirmed that they are hunting down the pride..
Mr Udoto says the KWS was aware that one of the lionesses had cubbed on the border of the Langata barracks and the park and was monitoring the situation.
“However this morning we were called at 4am and told that some two lionesses, we believe including the new mother, had been seen on the road near Lang’ata hospital. We responded immediately. But we were not been able to track them down,” he explained.
He says another call was made by a member of the public at around 5am claiming to have come across the lions at the Southern bypass near the National Housing Corporation in Lang’ata.
“We are still combing through this area,” he said.