Police officers in Lugari sub county are holding a man who was arrested for allegedly selling a cow’s carcass to community members, according to local administration.
Mautuma location acting chief, Mrs. Pamela Davava told the press, the cow, which belonged to Mrs. Jane Kahoro, passed on Sunday after experiencing labour and delivery complications.
“We were reliably informed instead of burying the animal’s remains, Mrs. Kariuki instructed his family members and workers to slaughter and sell it to unsuspecting members of the public,” said Mrs. Davava.
Police officers sneaked into the compound following the tip off where they arressted, Mr. James Kariuki who had been charged with the responsibility of selling the animal without consent from the veterinary department.
“The suspect is in police custody at Turbo station waiting to appear before the court in Eldoret,” added the local administrator.
The chief has cautioned the public against feasting on animal carcasses, and especially those that have not been examined by veterinary officers.
“My office is disturbed by increasing incidents in which area residents put lives at risk by scrambling over wild animal carcasses without caring much about causes of death of the fallen animals,” observed the chief.