• Thursday, 01 December 2022
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Four German shepherds attack and kill a 44-year-old man in Kisumu.

Four German shepherds attack and kill a 44-year-old man in Kisumu.

A 44-year-old man was mauled to death by four German Shepard dogs in Rabuor, Kisumu county.The dogs bit the deceased David Opinya deeply on the neck, lower right armpit, and all over his body. The incident occurred on Sunday morning.

According to a police report, one Joash Odhalo Gombe, a medical staff member working in Kisumu and the owner of the dogs, reported the incident.

Gombe stated that while he was sleeping at his home, he received a phone call from his neighbor Bob Kerah informing him that his dog had attacked and killed the deceased David Opinya, also a resident of the same village.

Stapol Rabuor, DCIO Nyando Officers, and CSSI Kisumu all paid a visit to the scene.

According to the police report, the deceased left Rabuor town at an unknown time for his home, and while passing the footpath along the reportee's chain link fence, the four dogs chased him, mistaking him for a criminal.

"As he fled, they caught up with him 500 meters away from the compound and attacked him," according to the report.

The deceased died as a result of his injuries.

When the owner of the dogs received the message, he fled to the police station for his own safety.

Meanwhile, enraged members of the public broke into his homestead with the intention of destroying it, but local administration officials, aided by police officers, saved the situation.

The locals went insane and slaughtered all the dogs with pangas and stones.

The body has been moved to the Morgue at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in preparation for a postmortem.

The owner of the dogs is being held in custody while police investigate.

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