The footage is believed to have been taken by helpless, bewildered residents who were forced to witness the grueling moment a marauding hippo killed a young girl in Homa Bay County along the shores of Lake Victoria.
In the footage, By-standers can be seen throwing rocks and stones at the hippo in attempt to force it to abort mission and swim back into the lake.
The mid-day incident points to the growing number of cases of human-wild life conflict along the shores of Lake Victoria.
Gory details of the mauled and badly mutilated body of the girl were shared by the residents on social media after retrieval of the body from the Lake.
The girl seems to have gone for a bath in the lake when the tragedy struck.