Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has ordered for the immediate release of a man arrested for slaughtering and cooking a dog due to hunger in Tharaka Nithi.
The DPP further directed the County Criminal Investigations Officer (CCIO) to liaise with the County Commissioner to provide the man with adequate food.
“DPP Noordin Haji has directed for immediate release of man arrested for slaughtering & cooking a dog for lack of food at Tharaka Nithi County. He further directed county CCIO to liaise with County Commissioner to provide man with adequate food,” tweeted the DPP’s office on Thursday evening.
The man identified as Martin Munene was apprehended on Thursday at his home in Karimba village where police found part of the dog meat boiling in a sufuria while the other had been stored in the house.
In his defence, however, the man claimed he decided to slaughter the dog due to hunger. He alleged that he had not had a meal for the last three days and was preparing to have the dog meat with Ugali.
He was set to be presented in court on Friday.