A rhino ran amok at Ruma National Park in Homa Bay during the relocation of the beasts.

Wildlife Minister Noah Wekesa scampered for safety when the rhino tried to overturn the cage where they had taken cover.

Forestry and Wildlife Minister Noah Wekesa

Experts said the stressed beast had felt the presence of human beings and acted to protect itself.

One KWS official held the minister to stop him from falling off the cage.

Interestingly, 20 minutes later the rhino stopped pushing the cage and joined others in the grazing field.

A local journalist, Habil Onyango jumped on to a vehicle parked nearby to avoid being mauled.

Twenty-one black rhinos were relocated to Ruma Park from Mugie Rhino Sanctuary and Solio Ranch in a move expected boost tourism in the area.

The minister called upon the provincial administration to help combat poaching and appealed to residents to invest in the tourism industry instead of killing the animals.

“Let me encourage the local people to refrain from killing wild animals for food,” he said.

By James Omoro, The Standard

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