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Minor Admitted In Hospital In Critical Condition After Hippo Attacked Him, Homabay County

A grade three child admitted in hospital after a hippo attacked him in Suba South in Homa Bay county.

The pupil identified as Peter Otieno was a school pupil at Kikubi primary school. He was admitted at St Camillus hospital where he is curently receiving treatment with serious wounds on the thigh and abdomen.

Mr. William Onditi, Suba Sub County Beach Management Unit chairperson who confirmed the incident said that the 11-year-old boy was attacked by the hippo at the time he went to fetch water.

"Peter and his school friends had gone to fetch water from Lake Victoria on Nyandiwa beach when he was attacked by the hippo," William said.

According to Mr. Onditi, the victim escaped by a twinkle of an eye after the hippo grabbed him at the thigh.

His friends raised an alarm and locals who were around are the ones who saved him.

Mr. Onditi said the child was then moved to a local dispensary center within Nyandiwa trading center where he was given first aid and then transferred to St Camillus Hospital in critical condition.

Mr Onditi said the minor is still in a critical condition because after the morning incident he was unable to speak or take food.

Mr. Onditi urged parents and guardians to refrain from sending their small kids to the beach to fetch water more so this time when water level continue to rise in several shores in Suba South.

The latest comes when in December 2020, two pupils following an attack by hippopotamus at the Siungu Uhwaya beaches in Bondo in Siaya County.

Siungu Beach Management Unit secretary Erick Ochieng Nyatumba confirmed that the children were t bathing on the beach when they were attacked.

Mr. Ochieng who spoke to the press said that the two pupils were in Class One and Class 8 pupil respectively.

The Class 8 pupil who was bitten on the stomach was moved to the Got Agulu Dispensary where he was pronounced brougt dead.

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Homabay County Onditi Peter Otieno Suba Sub County Beach Management Unit William Onditi


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