The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Rabid Dog Killed in Teso

VETERINARIANS on Monday poisoned a rabid dog after it bit eight people in Amagoro. The 10-year-old dog died was given a dose of snail bite and died after 30 minutes.

The dog owner, a nurse at Kocholia District Hospital consented to the poisoning of her dog. Among those the dog had bitten were Amagoro Heath Centre proprietor John Epus and businessman Fredrick Ekirapa. Ekirapa was bitten last week on Tuesday on his left leg.

Ekirapa said when he arrived around 8pmi in his Amagoro residence last Tuesday; the dog which was loitering in his compound suddenly bit him.

The left leg has swollen making him immobile. He paid Sh1, 700 to undergo an anti-rabies injection, adding that he will pay over sh10, 000.

Neighbours with children had to seek asylum to further places to escape the dog's wrath. They trooped back when it was killed. Residents have complained of the presence of many stray dogs in Amagoro and have appealed to the owners to tie them or the vet took similar action of eliminating them.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 The Star. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.