Census enumerator attacked, bitten by dog in Homa Bay


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In Summary

  • The enumerator was bitten on the thigh by a dog belonging to his neighbour as he was conducting the census exercise in West Kamagak location, Rachuonyo.
  • Confirming the incident, Rachuonyo South sub-county Deputy County Commissioner Mohamud Ibrahim said the man was attacked at around 10p.m.

A census enumerator in Homa Bay County is hospitalized after he was attacked and bitten by a dog on Saturday night.

The enumerator was bitten on the thigh by a dog belonging to his neighbour as he was conducting the census exercise in West Kamagak location, Rachuonyo.

Confirming the incident, Rachuonyo South sub-county Deputy County Commissioner Mohamud Ibrahim said the man was attacked at around 10p.m.

Mr. Mohamud added that the man was rushed to Kisii Level Five Hospital where anti-rabies vaccines were unaivalable hence was referred to a Kisumu hospital for specialized vaccination.

The enumerator is recovering and in a stable condition but is unable to continue with the exercise hence he has been replaced by another person who will work in the areas he had been assigned.

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