The County Government of Nairobi led by its boss Mike Sonko has a plan in place to eliminate at least 5000 stray dogs roaming around the streets of Nairobi.
They have announced plans to spend KSh 100 million taxpayer’s money on the same. According to county Director of Veterinary Services Murithi Muhari, the number of stray dogs has increased tremendously and was posing a great risk to city residents.
“We are concerned by the increasing number of stray dogs in the city and we are going to eliminate them in the next one year, we have allocated KSh 100 million for that purpose,” he said.
“This survey points to a significant information gap among dog owners, the government and other stakeholders should take it seriously and consider providing education programs to owners so that we minimise the risk to comes with such lapses,” said Emily Mudoga, campaign manager at World Animal Protection.