A WOMAN has been eaten by a lion after it escaped from a game reserve in Kenya. Martha Nduta was said to have been attacked in her own home, and dragged from the property on Friday.
Officials, who searched the area in the Nyahururu district for her, found only a human skull and a few scraps of bone. Relatives identified the tragic 58-year-old's body from the remains of her ripped clothes and a shoe found at the scene.
Francio Nyamatari, Laikipia West police chief, said Kenya Wildlife Service rangers are now hunting the male lion as panic-stricken villagers fear it may strike again. It is believed the rogue animal escaped through a broken fence at the private Laikipia Nature Conservancy before entering a nearby village, 110 miles north of Nairobi.
The reserve, which works to ensure the protection of wildlife, is a huge site surrounded by an electric fence to keep dangerous animals inside.
But local reports suggest part of the barrier had recently been destroyed by elephants.
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