In Summary
  • Mr Ali said this was the second family member to have been killed by a hippo.  

  • Cases of human-wildlife conflict have recently increased in the region. 

A 36-year-old fisherman was on Saturday night attacked and killed by a hippo in Usoma Beach, Kisumu County.

Mr Abubakar Iddi was on a fishing expedition according to his brother Musa Ali.

The family and relatives got worried and launched a search when Mr Iddi failed to return home by 9 pm.

“We found his boat in Usoma beach,” said Mr Ali.

CHEST INJURIES

Mr Iddi’s body, which had chest injuries, was found near the boat which had his fishing gear.   

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