It is with great sadness that we announce the killing of six lions in Kitengela this morning. The two females, two juveniles and two cubs were attacked by angry residents in a homestead 15 km south of the Nairobi National Park. The lions of Nairobi Park have been wreaking havoc amongst the residents and communities of villages and towns and residential areas around Nairobi National Park for several months now. WildlifeDirect and the Friends of Nairobi National Park have been monitoring the situation since last year and so far 149 livestock have been killed since October last year. In January 2012 three lions were killed by the community. In response the government promised to take actions and the community promised to stop killing lions. However, the situation has worsened with 115 head of livestock killed by lions since the 1st of January. Te problem has overwhelmed the authorities as well as the community.
The cost to the community has proven to be too great to bear and this morning the six lions were killed right inside a homestead. This video taken by Nation TV illustrates the situation http://youtu.be/_SGxVLKEMTc.