Deadly Taita Taveta lion killed hours after killing schoolgirl

The corpse of the stray lioness which killed a school girl PHOTO COURTESY

A deadly lion which killed a 12 year old in Maungu, Taita Taveta has been killed just hours after the attack.

The lion which is suspected to have escaped from the nearby Tsavo West National park  was shot down by Kenya Wildlife service officer who were patrolling the area.

Stray lion kills 12-year-old in Taita Taveta

According to eye witnesses, the lion attacked the 12 year old who was in bed chatting with her phone.

However the incident has caused outrage among area residents who are now accusing the Kenya Wildlife Service of not doing enough to curb the incidents of animals encroaching on residential areas.

This comes at a time  when leaders in Taita Taveta led by governor Granton Samboja are collecting signatures to compel the government share with the county government revenue collected from the national park.