Man arrested for hawking fried dog meat

A man has been arrested for purportedly butchering and selling dog meat to clueless customers in Nyandarua .

Ndirangu Wahome was arrested after he was found hawking the fried meat contained in a hot pot at Wanjohi town following a hint to chief Margaret Wambui by one of his neighbors.

As indicated by the police, the head of a slaughtered dog was found when a search was conducted at the suspect’s home alongside a blood-stained knife and a cooking pot supposedly used to fry the meat.

The search also unearthed a snare supposedly used to trap the dogs, rolls of marijuana and a chained dog, which police suspect was also meant for slaughter.

Wahome was confined at Wanjohi Police station anticipating arraignment in court.

The butcher,consumption and trade in dog meat is illegal in Kenya. Dog meat dishes are, however, common in some Asian countries including South Korea, China, Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia.