Nakuru boy, 5, mauled by dogs allegedly owned by military officer


Nakuru boy, 5, mauled by dogs allegedly owned by military officer
5yr old boy in Nakuru County nursing serious injuries being mauled by two dogs. PICTURE/SIMON NGURE

In Summary

  • It is alleged that the two dogs belong to a military officer who is based in Nairobi.
  • The military officer has reportedly offered to settle the boy's medical bill.
  • Residents claim that this is the third time the German shepherd dogs have attacked someone

A five-year-old Nakuru boy is nursing serious injuries after he was mauled by two dogs.

David Travis, a pupil at Shammah College Junior school, had gone to visit his friends at Mariakani Estate when the dogs attacked him.

According to his father, Wilson Nabutola, the dogs had not been locked up and as soon as his son opened the gate  the dogs pounced on him.

“The animals have left him with serious injuries on his face, stomach,back, hands and legs,” he said.

It is alleged that the two dogs belong to a military officer who is based in Nairobi.

The military officer has reportedly offered to settle the boy’s medical bill at Impact Health Care Centre where he was admitted.

Neighbours who rescued him from the dogs are the ones who rushed him to the medical facility.

Peter Muturi, the medical officer in charge, said the Nakuru boy is out of danger and doctors have given him anti-rabies vaccine.

Residents claim that this is the third time the German shepherd dogs have attacked someone, with the previous victim said to be a woman.

The matter was reported at the Teachers Police Post in Nakuru.

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