A bull is cooling at a police station in Lurambi Constituency, Kakamega County, after attacking and killing an elderly woman.
A witness said 60-year-old Felistus Itieva from Matioli Village was taking a walk with her grandson when the bull came charging at them.
The grandson took off out of fear, leaving behind his grandma.
“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,” said Patrick Anguba, the witness.
The bull trampled her down and killed her.
Area Chief Ben Mulinya confirmed the incident and said the old lady was rushed to Mukumu hospital where it was determined that five of her ribs were broken.
“Five of her ribs were broken. She had deep wounds in the head and the abdomen. She succumbed last night on Monday, July 4,” he said.
The owner of the bull, Vitute Mirimo, was arrested after agitated villagers stormed his home and demanded to kill the bull to fulfill Isukha’s traditions.
“The bull and its owner are being detained at the Sisasari police station as police continue with their investigations,” said the chief.
According to Isukha traditions, the bull has to be slaughtered for killing someone and its meat is distributed to neighbors without the family eating it.
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