A middle aged man from Tharaka Nithi County was arrested for cooking an uninspected dog meat with the intention of consuming it.
Martin Munene, from Karimba Village in Magundu location was arrested at his home by the area chief who was tipped by some villagers that Munene was preparing the dog’s meat.
Munene attributed slaughtering of the dog to biting hunger that he had suffered for the past three days.
“I have no source of income and there is a lot hunger. I did not intend to feed on the dog for the sake, I haven’t had a meal since the day before yesterday. I therefore decided to slaughter this dog to use it for food for the next three days,” Munene said.
Munene was taken to Muthambi police post.
Meanwhile in Nairobi, the Director of Public Prosecution directed that Munene be released and the County Criminal Investigations Officer (CCIO) liaise with the County Commissioner to provide the man with adequate relief food.
“The DPP, Noordin Haji has directed for immediate release of man arrested for slaughtering and cooking a dog for lack of food at Tharaka Nithi County. He further directed county CCIO to liaise with County Commissioner to provide man with adequate food,” a tweet from the DPP’s office said on Thursday evening.
By Domenic Ntoogo/David Mutwiri