Uproar on social media after KWS kill Mohawk the lion
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on Wednesday killed one of Nairobi National Park’s most famous lions after it strayed into Isinya town, attacking a boda boda rider.
Irritated by the killing of the endangered feline, Kenyans took to social media to protest the killing using the hash tag #JusticeForMohawk.
A majority of the social media users asked why KWS did not sedate and transport Mohawk, as other wildlife services do globally.
Others opined that the frequent incidents of lions straying into the city could be caused by encroachment into the Nairobi National Park.
Below are some of the tweets from the Twitter chat:
Confirmed: Lion killed is Mohawk – one of Nairobi national park's most famous residents. Photo/Paras Chandaria pic.twitter.com/Tw3kNSTVdD
— Samantha Spooner (@Samooner) March 30, 2016
#Mohawk the lion should be renamed to 50 cent, because he took 9 bullets too. Sad story though.
— Brian Gitonga (@SleekGeekBrian) March 31, 2016
I still don't understand why the KWS ranger didn't use tranquillizers and then relocate the lion instead of shooting him dead?#Mohawk
— Moraa Gitaa (@MoraaGitaa) March 30, 2016
— Sankul R. Mandavia (@smandavia) March 30, 2016
— Chris Okinda (@ChrisOkinda) March 30, 2016
So the lion killed #Mohawk has never witnessed arsenal being epl champion since it was born 13. years ago
— Dyllan (@DyllanBarasa) March 31, 2016
#Mohawk the lion took 20 live bullets because he acted wild…but he is wild! Still no sufficient explanation for bringing down the big cat.
— Judey™ (@JudyNguta) March 31, 2016
— Charles Njanga (@CNjanga) March 31, 2016
The KWS officer who killed #Mohawk should be fined equivalent to the money the lion have earned its remaining lifetime
— Abdulai Salat (@Abdulai_salat) March 30, 2016
— James Kinyua Murithi (@Murithi_Kinyua) March 30, 2016
— Raabia Hawa (@raabiahawa) March 30, 2016