A fighter bull and its owner are being detained at the Sisasari police station in Kakamega following the death of a 60-year old woman.
Apparently, the bull trampled on the elderly woman, who has been identified as Felistus Itieva from Matioli village, injuring her fatally thus leading to her death.
Sources reveal that the woman was walking with her grandson by the road side where the bull was grazing. The boy got scared of the it and began running thus agitating the bull which then charged at them.
“The bull had been tethered by the roadside, and when the grandson saw it, he started running, and that’s when the bull charged at them, in the process cutting loose the rope. The bull came face to face with the grandmother, before ploughed through her,” a witness identified as Patrick Aguba told journalists.
The victim was rushed to Mukumu hospital by neighbors who responded to her distress call but did not survive the fatal accident.
“Five of her ribs were broken, she had deep wounds in the head and the abdomen. She succumbed last night on Monday, July 4,” Ben Mulinya, the area chief, revealed.
Angered by the unfortunate turn of events, angry residents stormed the home of Vitute Mirimo, the owner of the killer animal, demanding that the animal be slaughtered in accordance with the traditions of the Isukha community.
The community’s traditions demand that in the event a livestock kills someone, it is slaughtered and its meat distributed among neighbors except the owners .
“The bull and its owner are being detained at the Sisasari police station as police continue with their investigations,” the chief noted.
Aside from the Kakamega bull, a sheep in South Sudan was sentenced to jail for three over the murder of a 45-year old woman in May this year. The ram head butted the woman multiple times thus breaking her ribs. She died from the injuries. The owner of the sheep was declared innocent and was only required to pay blood compensation to the victim’s family. The sheep will be handed to the victim’s family once it finishes the sentence.\
In India, an elephant was arrested and detained at Kerala after it went wild and killed three people during a religious function. The 45-year old animal was taken under the supervision of the environment department and banned from attending religious events for three months. The owner was forced to compensate the families of the victims. The elephant had killed two people before.
A monkey was placed under house arrest in Florida, US, for thirty days after it bit someone who was trying to pet it. The owner had taken the pet for a beach party to celebrate its 20th birthday.
Elsewhere, a goat in Janakpur, Nepal was detained for eating flowers in a district magistrate’s garden. Apparently, the goat had been warned multiple times but it did not heed to the warnings. It was eventually arrested alongside its owner. The two were released on bond and given a final warning with a threat of facing serious consequences.