‘Moiben’ lion captured after a month of haunting locals

By Timothy Simwa On Tue, 10 Dec, 2019 11:30 | < 1 min read
Moiben Lion
The famous 'Moiben Lion' seen strolling at the Kruger farm in Uasin Gishu. PHOTO | COURTESY

The now famous ‘Moiben Lion’ was spotted on Monday evening strolling in a Kruger farm in Sergoit, Moiben, Uasin Gishu County.

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) had recently deployed a helicopter to locate the lion

But a KWS official based at Iten, John Mwakima, told K24 Digital that they have captured the stray lion.

Mr Mwakima said they laid a trap at the Kruger where they snared the lion.

The KWS official said the lion will be transported to Laikipia.

The lion had strayed for at least a month and had killed domesticated animals and previous attempts to catch the cat had been futile.

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