Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Kitui County director Joseph Kavi has requested for a helicopter from the headquarters in Nairobi to trace three stray buffalos in Mwingi Central constituency.
Kavi said that wildlife officers would kill the the wild creatures once they establish their whereabouts.
“We have asked for an helicopter and additional officers as we look for the animals. Yesterday, my officers shot them twice, but they managed to escape,” he stated.
He added that the government would compensate the victims for any damage caused by the ferocious buffalos.
The stray wild animals, which invaded the area a week ago, have killed one person and injured six others.
The 65-year-old victim was attacked by the buffalos on Thursday, 21st May. Two other people were seriously injured.
In the first incident, four people sustained injuries after the animals attacked them. One person has since been transferred to Kenyatta National Hospital for specialised treatment.
Meanwhile, Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi demanded the KWS to act swiftly to evacuate or kill the stray animals.
“Buffalos are not as important as people. Get these animals out of residential areas or kill them,” the MP said.