This has now brought the number of donkeys slaughtered to twenty-six in the last few weeks and it is being believed that the meat was being shipped to Nairobi.
The carcasses of the donkeys were discovered near the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway. Residents have now threatened to hold a demo to protest against the loss of donkeys as well as possible consumption of their meat.
According to one of the donkey owners James Mwangi, his two animals were near his home the previous night but found them missing in the morning.
Mwangi said he was shocked in the morning to find seven donkeys slaughtered near the busy highway and their meat missing.
A water vendor Peter Nd’ungu expressed shock that the meat
could be finding their way to unsuspecting members of the public.
Following the incident, Naivasha District Public Health Officer Mr. Samuel King’ori called for a meeting on Friday with security personnel, donkey owners and veterinary officers as well as butchery owners to address the disturbing issue.
He said that they were working on ways of finding a safe place to lock
the animals as well as how to safeguard the public from consuming bad meat.
Last week four donkeys were also found slaughtered near Kihoto Estate.
Posted By Beth Nyaga