A crocodile has been reported to have attacked a pregnant woman in Rarieda Subcounty. Rarieda Subcounty is located along lake Victoria and most of the residents there practice fishing to earn a living.
These fisherman and women go to the lake as early as three o’ clock in the morning and leave late in the evening. Some of them even spend the cold nights in the lake. A thirty two years old woman who was pregnant has been killed by a crocodile. The woman is a well known fishmonger who has been working there for many years now.
According to the other fishermen and women, the woman had gone to fetch water for washing her fish and the fishnets at the shore of the lake when she was attacked by the crocodile.
She together with her fellows tried to save her but the crocodile took her deep inside the water. This made it very impossible for her fellows to locate where exactly she was but they still never gave up on their mission to look for her. Everyone stopped his or her work and joined hands in the search for the pregnant woman.
After several hours of fruitless search, her body was recovered at a bush near the shore of the lake. The crocodile had dumped it there before it went back in the water. The body of the woman has been taken to a mortuary at St Mary’ s Lwak.
The people living in Rarieda are pleading with the Kenya Wildlife to help them end the war between them and the crocodiles and hippos. Very many people have lost their lives to the hippos. All they want is to be kept safe so that they can carry out their activities safely without having the fear of crocodile and hippopotamus attacks by the lake.