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Lions Still a Threat in Kenya, Elderly Kenyan Hurt by Lion in Nairobi Rush Hour

Nairobi: An elderly Kenyan man was seriously attacked by a lion that was wandering along a busy road during morning rush hour in the capital Nairobi on Friday, wildlife officials said in a statement.

This is not the real picture but if you didn’t know how lions attack, that’s how they do it. If it attacks you, I guess you won’t survive.

Rwanda in previous days welcomed the introduction of lion cubs in Akagera National Park. yes, they are good because of Tourism and it’s related benefits to the country but if these lions are not taken so seriously, Rwandese will also cry like Kenyans.

This is the third time in a month that lions have caused such panic as they roamed outside Nairobi National Park.

This 117 square kilometre (29,000 acre) reserve is almost surrounded by a fast-growing city of over three million people with families and businesses all located around this place.

The 63-year-old man was injured when the lion became agitated and swiped at him, said Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) spokesman Paul Udoto.

"People were there, hooting their horns, taking selfies and all that and the lion got agitated," Udoto said, later, the man was rushed to a nearby hospital and later became stable.

Soon afterwards, the lion returned to the park, followed by rangers who encouraged it to move deeper into the reserve.

"The lion is safely back but our teams are still on the ground in case there are any others around that have not been spotted," Udoto said.

It cannot stop a lion getting you out of your car, watch out!

In a video shared on social media, commuters honked their horns continuously at the large, dark-maned male lion as it trotted along Mombasa Road, a traffic-clogged four-lane highway that is one of the capital’s main arteries.

Bystanders peered out from behind fences and gates.

The park is not entirely fenced to enable traditional migration by animals in search of grazing.

The big cats are under growing pressure as one of Africa’s fastest growing cities expands onto ancient migration routes and hunting grounds.

Conservationists say lions predate people in the area and are not "escaping" the park nor "straying" into human settlements, rather people have moved into the lions’ home ranges.

Not human beings only but Lions attack fellow animals too.

In mid-February, two lions spent a day wandering through Kibera, a densely-packed city slum, before returning to the park, and days later more lions were spotted in town.

While lions on the loose are increasingly common in Nairobi, it is unusual for anyone to be injured during their outings.

By Robert Muriisa.

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