Hyenas maul two people near Nairobi

The hyenas, numbering about 20, mauled a man on Monday in the village of Kamuthi. 

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What you need to know:

  • The hyenas, numbering about 20, mauled a man on Monday in the village of Kamuthi near the industrial town of Thika as he was returning from his job at a quarry, police said.
  • A second man accompanying the victim "narrowly escaped by the skin of his teeth," police said on Twitter. 
  • Reports of wildlife straying into human habitats in Kenya have increased in recent years as the animals come under growing pressure from cities expanding into ancient migration and hunting grounds

A pack of hyenas killed two people over a span of 24 hours in a village just 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Kenya's capital Nairobi, police said Tuesday. 

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