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Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Terrified man plunges four storeys after being chased off a roof by an enraged baboon when he climbed up to look at the animal in Kenya

  • Shocking video footage shows Dickson Maina plummeting to the ground below
  • The minibus taxi driver had tried to scale the building to scare the baboon away 
  • The animal charged towards Maina, startling him and making him lose his grip
A man in Kenya plunged four storeys to the ground when he was chased off a roof by an enraged baboon. 
Shocking footage appeared online which shows minibus taxi driver Dickson Maina dressed in a red t-shirt as he scales the side of a building in Nairobi.   
He pulls himself closer to the ledge and is about to haul himself up and onto the corrugated iron roof when the baboon turns around and notices him. 
The animal suddenly charges towards Maina and reaches its arm out towards him. 

Maina is seen scaling the four-storey building as the baboon turns around and notices him approaching
The animal makes its way towards Maina  who is startled by the baboon's appearance
Maina is seen scaling the four-storey building (left) as the baboon turns around and notices him approaching.  The animal makes its way towards Maina (right), who is startled by the baboon's appearance
The action startles Maina, causing him to lose his grip from the building's ledge. 
At this point he plunges four storeys to the ground below as terrified onlookers scream in terror. 
The video shows Maina slumped in a heap on the floor after his fall, clutching his face in agony. 
He struggles to stand up and stumbles to his feet as the baboon struts around on the roof above him.
Maina told local news outlets that he was only attempting to scale the building after he heard people screaming when they spotted the animal.  
The animal reaches its arm towards Maina
The baboon peers below and watches as Maina slips and plunges to the ground, suffering severe injuries
The animal reaches its arm towards Maina and startles him into losing his grip (left). The baboon peers below (right) and watches as Maina slips and plunges to the ground, suffering injuries
Maina is pictured slumped on the floor after his fall
After a few moments he staggers to his feet and stumbles away from the scene of his fall
Maina is pictured slumped on the floor after his fall (left) before he staggers to his feet and stumbles away (right)
The baboon continues to prowl around on the corrugated iron roof after causing Maina to fall to the ground
The baboon continues to prowl around on the corrugated iron roof after causing Maina to fall to the ground
Minibus taxi driver Maina, above, said he sliced his finger on the broken roof and broke his arm in the fall, as well as suffering injuries to his face
Minibus taxi driver Maina, above, said he sliced his finger on the broken roof and broke his arm in the fall, as well as suffering injuries to his face
He said he tried to climb the building in a bid to chase the baboon away before it charged towards him. 
Maina told local news sites he sliced his finger on the iron roof, broke his arm and suffered injuries to his face when he hit the floor.
He said that onlookers crowd came to his rescue and helped rush him to hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
Maina told Standard he expects to make a full recovery, but may try and seek compensation while he waits for his hand to heal, as reported by Kenya news site Kuko. 

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