A man lost his life after he was mauled by dogs at Kaunda village in Rabuor, Kisumu County. The man whose name is David Ondere Opinya who is 44 years old, died after he was attacked by four German shepherd dogs while walking along a village path on Sunday.
The four black dogs chased Mr Opinya and attacked him as he ran away while screaming for help this is according to the police report. The fierce dogs caught him up and viciously bit him on the neck, lower right armpit and other parts of his body.
Opinya had relented to injuries by the time neighbors responded to his distress calls later the dogs were killed by the angry members of the public.
After the owner of the dogs was arrested for failing to ensure the dogs were securely locked up to avoid attacking people then Police officers tried to stop angry villagers from destroying the properties at the home of the owner of the dogs.
A neighbor said he had informed the owner of the dogs of the incident and he instead fled to a nearby police station, in fear that he would be attacked by the residents of the area.
“On receiving the message from the neighbor, the owner of the dogs fled to the police station for his safety,” the police report reads.
One of the relatives of the deceased, Gordon Ochieng Okello said the dogs have been terrorizing residents for a long time
“I heard somebody screaming, little did I know it was my cousin being attacked by dogs,” said Mr Okello. He also added that in an earlier attack, two brothers were bitten by the dogs.
Opinya’s body was later moved to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching & Referral Hospital mortuary.
BY LYDIA WAHU