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Three donkeys found slaughtered

RIFT VALLEY
By By Antony Gitonga | June 17th 2013

By Antony Gitonga

Naivasha, Kenya: The Public Health Department in Naivasha has embarked on a major inspection of food joints in the area after three donkeys were found slaughtered.

The carcasses of the three animals were found along the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road after they went missing. The incident saw water vendors in the area hold a peaceful demo along the busy highway calling for the arrest of those behind the illegal trade.

During the protest, the vendors dumped the carcasses of the donkeys on the roadside slowing the flow of traffic. The move drew tens of area residents who expressed concern that the meat could have found its way to local food joints.

According to one of the donkey owners, Peter Kamau, the animals went missing from the nearby Kayole estate a day earlier. Kamau, who is an IDP, told how they found the three donkeys slaughtered and the meat carted away to an unknown place.

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“We have now been rendered jobless by this act and it is time those behind this trade were put behind bars,” he said.

John Kamau warned those behind the illegal trade that their days were numbered. “The issue of slaughtering donkeys in Naivasha had disappeared but it’s back again and we are calling for action on those involved,” he said.

Speaking on phone, Nakuru County Public Health officer Samuel King’ori said they had launched investigation into the incident and would be conducting a major inspection on food joints in the town.

Last month, two suspects were nabbed slaughtering donkeys in Sanctuary farm.

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