- After single-handedly killing a lion on Friday, a Kenyan warrior was attacked by a pack of hyenas. Moses Lakalau, 35, died of blood loss at the Kenyatta National Hospital Intensive Care Unit in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday.
He was attacked by a lion in the Maralal safari area, North-East of Nairobi.
Lekalau told the doctors how he had speared, stabbed and knuckled the lion for over an hour to death.
The man, who was married five months back, however recounted that his victory jubilations were cut-short by a pack of hyenas that engaged him on yet another dangerous fight. He said he was exhausted by a duel with the lion and was therefore overpowered by the hyenas. Most parts of his body were bitten off by the hyenas.
The warrior was rescued by a passing motorist who rushed him to the hospital. He was subsequently airlifted to Nairobi for surgery.
The killing of a lion by a boy has been seen as a real test for manhood among Mr Lekalau's Samburu community.
Over the years, wild animal attacks have become common in Kenya's national parks that are without fences. But a spokesman of Kenyan Wildlife Service, Paul Udot, who described hyenas as cowards, believed that they might have been very hungry and realised the victim was vulnerable after the lion attack.
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