Rancher Gilfred Powys trampled to death by elephant

Suiyan Ranch Director Gilfred Powys speaks during the 2016 Jamhuri Day celebrations at Nanyuki Stadium. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

The Director of Suiyan Ranch in Laikipia County Gilfred Powys was on Wednesday afternoon trampled to death by an elephant.

Senior Kenya Wildlife Service warden in charge of Laikipia County Richard Chepkwony said the rancher was killed near a watering point in the ranch at around 1.30pm.

Police said Mr Powys had left his car at a distance and was walking toward the dam which is the watering point for the wild animals.

"One of the elephants charged and trampled him to death,” Laikipia County police boss Simon Kipkeu said.

Suiyan Ranch Manager Archie Vorsproy declined to discuss the incident with the press.

"I am not ready to speak to any media at this point," he said.