By Faith Nyasuguta
A lion has been captured in a Kenyan town in the South of the capital city, Nairobi.
On Wednesday, the big cat had been spotted by residents of the Ongata Rongai town as it hid in a narrow alley.
The lion is said to have wandered away from the city’s Nairobi national park.
Immediately, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) was informed and the big cat was “darted and immobilized” for easy transportation.
“The lion has been taken to a veterinary facility for observation and collaring before being released back to the park”, the KWS said.
Via their Twitter handle, the KWS thanked the public for their prompt response and thus called on Kenyans to always inform wildlife officials in case any other stray lions were seen in urban areas.
For years, the Nairobi National Park has been a major tourist attraction site and it harbors lions, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinos among others.
The Wednesday incident is not the first time lions have strayed into residential areas triggering an alarm.