Video: Another Lion Escapes Nairobi Park, Wounds Person


Last month, up to six lions were said to have slipped off the Nairobi park, and just this morning another lion escapes Nairobi National Park and allegedly wounded one person. 

Statement is yet to be released on how the lion actually gained access off the park, but the lion reportedly drifted out of the park at about 6 am this morning and has been gadding about the city. This of course raises concern on the security of the wildlife parks in Kenya.

In a video probably filmed by some motorists and shared on social media, the lion identified as Cheru, was seen by commuters close to the Kaysalt area along Mombasa Road and could be seen running close to the fence of Kaysalt building.

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Then it reached out very close to the locked gate of the premises, sending chills on the guards.

In a bid to satisfy their curiosity, motorists rolled down their windows and hooted at the voyaging lion.

Questioning the Kenya Wild Service, the assistant director for Southern Conservation area told the media that they have gotten the information and they are currently hunting through the area to recapture the animal.


While they are scrabbling about the region, the assistant director called on the overall public against taunting, shouting, yelling or producing noise that would chase or anger the deadly wild animal.

He added that hooting loudly can vex the animal into acting wild since such sounds are strange to it.

Kenya Wildlife Service Communication officer Paul Udoto confirmed that it had wounded one person and the person was rushed to Mater hospital for treatment.

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) spokesperson, Paul Udoto said:

The 63-year-old man was injured when the lion became agitated and swiped at him. People were there, hooting their horns, taking selfies and all that and the lion got agitated.

Conservation experts blamed the reduction in the land space of the park caused by government agencies who are now gradually invading the park beyond the normal limit as the cause of the growing incidences of lions escaping the park.