By Raabia Hawa
A lion was killed at Kalama Conservancy in Samburu on Friday. The eight-year-old lion, named Loirish, was sleeping under a tree with his brother when warriors attacked them.
The warriors burnt his head to destroy his collar. Wardens at the conservancy had fitted a collar on the lion for hourly updates on his movements. Loirish was fitted with the collar to guard against herders in the area. The burnt collar was found with the lion's remains. In a statement, Ewaso Lions stated: "We are extremely saddened by the loss of Loirish.
He was only one of 40 lions within our study area". "We are working with the community and local officials to determine the course of action."
Investigations into the killing are ongoing with a combined effort from Ewaso Lions, Kalama Conservancy, Samburu National Reserve rangers, Kenya Wildlife Service and Osotua Wildlife Foundation.