Terrified man plunges into four floors after being chased from a rooftop by a furious baboon as he climbed up to look at the animal in Kenya
- Shocking video footage shows Dickson Maina falling to the ground below
- The minibus taxi driver had attempted to scale the building to chase the baboon away
- The animal rushed towards Maina, startled him and made him lose his grip
A man in Kenya collapsed to the ground when he was driven from a roof by an angry baboon.
Shocking images appeared online showing taxi driver Dickson Maina of a minivan dressed in a red T-shirt scaling the side of a Nairobi building.
He pulls closer to the ledge and is about to drag on the corrugated iron roof when the baboon turns and notices him.
The animal suddenly storms towards Maina and puts out his arm to him.
Maina is seen scaling the four-story building (left) as the baboon turns and notices he’s approaching. The animal makes its way to Maina (right), which is startled by the appearance of the baboon
The action startles Maina, causing him to lose his grip on the ledge of the building.
At this point he collapses four floors to the ground below, while terrified spectators scream with fear.
The video shows that after falling on a heap on the ground, Maina collapsed and held his face in pain.
He struggles to get up and stumbles to his feet as the baboon roams around on the roof above him.
Maina told local news outlets that he tried to climb the building only after hearing people scream when they saw the animal.
The animal reaches for its arm towards Maina and lets it lose its grip (left). The baboon peers below (right) and watches as Maina slips and falls to the ground, with injuries
Maina is depicted sunk to the ground after falling (left) before staggering and tripping away (right)
The baboon continues to sniff around the corrugated iron roof after Maina falls to the ground
Minivan taxi driver Maina, above, said he cut his finger on the broken roof and broke his arm in the fall, as well as injuring his face
He said he tried to climb the building to drive the baboon away before storming towards him.
Maina told local news sites that he cut his finger on the iron roof, broke his arm, and injured his face when he hit the floor.
He said spectators came to his rescue and took him to the hospital, where he was being treated for his injuries.
Maina told Standard that he expects to make a full recovery, but may be trying to seek compensation while waiting for his hand to heal, as reported by the news site from Kenya Kuko.