Residents of Elementaita area in Nakuru County have called for the intervention of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) over increasing cases of human-wildlife conflict.

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The residents cite that cases of wild animals crossing over to their homesteads have increased, the latest incident being on Monday.

In the Monday incident, a man was saved from the jaws of a hyena which had attacked him while on his way to work at dawn, before a villager came to his rescue and saved him.

Joel Kabaiku said that he managed to kill the animal before it could tear apart George Njeru, who was headed to Ndibai Secondary School, his workplace, on his bicycle.

Njeru a father of four, is a watchman at the school.

It is suspected that the hyena knocked the father of four off his bike in the 5:50 am incident, before Kabaiku speared and hacked it with a machete, killing it.

Beth Wangui, Njeru's wife, said that the incident happened only minutes after her husband left, as she heard screams shortly after he left.

However, she told K24 Digital that she ignored the screams, thinking that they were coming from the neighbouring village, only to learn later that it was her husband.

The residents are now calling on KWS to deal with the situation.