A motorcycle operator was attacked and seriously injured by two thugs who made away with his motorcycle on Monday night in Naivasha.
The operator had been hired by the two men to ferry them to KCC village 10kms from Naivasha town when they turned against him.
Following the attack, fellow operators launched a major manhunt for the two suspects but their efforts bore no fruit as police moved in to investigate the case.
According to one of the operators Paul Kimani, the operator had been hired to ferry the two men to the village as they could not afford a taxi.
He said that a few meters from the village one of the men whipped out a knife and ordered the operator to pull off from the highway.
“The two thugs attacked and beat up the operator before fleeing with the new motorcycle which is yet to be recovered,” he said.
-Meanwhile, an elderly woman is fighting for her life at Naivasha sub-county hospital after she was attacked and left for the dead by a lone buffalo.
The mother of four was on her way home from collection firewood when the animal attacked her near Marula estate along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.
The granny was left nursing head injuries and fractures on her legs as cases of human-wildlife attacks continued to rise.
The attack came barely a week after another man was attacked and seriously injured in the nearby Ol Magogo ranch by a buffalo.
According to Eburru chief Joseph Njihia, cases of wild animals attacking area residents were on the rise due to the recent drought.
He pointed to Marura farm as one of the most affected adding that the animals were straying into nearby farms in search of pastures.
“The woman was leaving Marura farm when the animal attacked seriously injuring her before she was rushed to Naivasha hospital where she is admitted in serious condition,” he said.