Police seize donkey carcasses meant for sale in Kiambu
Police have seized donkey carcasses for sale in Kiahiti village, Kiambu County.
The donkeys were being prepared for local consumption in a thicket in the area, police said.
The recovery followed a midnight raid on the slaughterhouse where more than seven carcasses were found.
Officers stationed at the Nachu police post had been tipped off about the impending slaughter and arrived on the scene in time to stop the suspects from killing the donkeys.
Initial investigations revealed that the perpetrators were harvesting boneless meat from the carcasses and selling it as beef fillet to butchers and restaurants in the town. They also packaged donkey intestines, kidneys and other internal organs and sold them on the streets as ‘mutura’, soup and ‘matumbo’.
This comes as a shock to the residents, who flock to the local meat vendors to sample the delicacy, which is sold at a reasonable price.
Police confirmed that three suspects fled the scene and a manhunt is underway.
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