By ANTONY GITONGA
The move elicited anger from the water vendors who use donkeys in their services. They argued that the rise of such cases would render them jobless.
Trouble started after the carcasses of the donkeys were found slaughtered along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.
According to one of the donkey owners, James Mwangi, he had tethered his two animals near his home but later on they went missing.
Mr Mwangi told how he stumbled on seven donkeys slaughtered near the busy road.
“This is my only source of livelihood and we call on the police to investigate this matter and arrest those behind this illegal trade,” he said.
Another water seller, Peter Ndung’u, expressed concern that the meat could be sold to unsuspecting customers.
Following the incident, Naivasha District Public Health Officer Samuel King’ori called a meeting on Friday with security personnel and stakeholders to address the issue.
He said they were working on ways to prevent more killings.