Residents of Lumama Village in Lugari Location, Lugari Sub-county, are living in fear of a brown wild cat that has attacked several people and left them with severe injuries.
The cat has inflicted serious injuries on at least two villagers and threatened one.
One of the victims is Mrs. Jemima Onzere, who was attacked by the animal after it hid under her bed and pounced on her.
“We were seated with my husband outside our house at around 10 am when the cat came running into the house and went straight under our bed. When I tried to chase it from the house, it turned wild, pounced on me, biting one of my fingers and running away,” Mrs. Lawi told West FM’s Joseph Amunya Otieno.
The second victim was Mrs. Gladys Sangolo’s daughter, whose four-year-old grandson suffered serious injuries after he was attacked.
“I heard my grandson crying loudly when I rushed to see what had befallen him. I was shocked to find the cat that had attacked him, leaving him with serious injuries on his face and hands,” she said.
The animal also threatened to attack members of the family of Janet Onzere when it entered their home in the evening, but luckily left without causing any harm.
“The frightening creature almost attacked my neighbor while bathing at around 7 pm. She poured water on it before it ran and entered my house, but my family and I were lucky. No one was hurt by it,” Mrs. Onzere added.
The incidents were confirmed by Justus Omenda, the area village elder, who said that he had never experienced such an incident.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.