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Dog meat seller arrested, moments after he ate up part of the canine

A man was on Friday arrested at Kagwanungu Village in Meru for slaughtering a dog and attempting to sell dog meat to residents.

Mr Magana Mutethia was found in possession of the meat when he tried to sell to a neighbour who was not aware of that it was dog’s meat.

Residents grew suspicious because they had never seen any animal in Mr Mutethia’s compound and were curious on the source of the meet.

They stormed his house and found the dog’s carcass with some parts missing. They also found he had ate part of the meat.

Mr Samuel Murera, a neighbor, said the suspect wanted to sell the meat to him but he insisted to know where he got it from.


“I suspected the meat and I decided to visit his house where he purported the remaining parts were. I peeped through the window and saw a dog’s carcass hanging on a stick. I called villagers who informed the area assistant chief,” he said.

Mr Murera added that some villagers have been complaining of missing dogs in the area.

“We have tried to trace those who are suspected to have bought the meat in vain,” he added.

Mr Mutethia has been living alone after his wife and children left the home few years ago due to domestic issues.

“Since his wife left, life has never been the same. With the poverty levels in the home I can’t blame him for slaughtering the dog,” a neighbour said.

The suspect is currently detained at Meru Police station as the security team launched investigations into the matter.