By George Murage
KWS officers yesterday shot dead a stray hippo that had disrupted traffic on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.
The incident took place near the Gilgil Weighbridge.
The hippo had strayed from Lake Naivasha.
Witness Jane Wambui said the hippo, which was walking across the highway, would occasionally charge at approaching vehicles.
A senior KWS officer who declined to be named said: “We are getting reports everyday of wild animals leaving their sanctuaries and we attribute this to the current drought.”