The six dogs that mauled the grandson of the late Nyeri governor Nderitu Gachagua have met their fate.

Despite recent calls by an animal rights group to pardon them, the dogs have been killed. They were put down on Wednesday by veterinarians who fed them poisoned meat.

The canines were put down following an agreement between the boy’s family and the dogs’ owner.

The exercise was led by officer Judy Wangui and was witnessed by Gachagua’s wife, Margaret Karungaru, Nyeri Central assistant commissioner John Marete and other officials.

Judy Wangui said the exercise was humane.

Jeremiah Maina, who represented the dogs’ owner, said the incident was an accident and that action was delayed as they needed to follow the right procedures.

He said the killing of the dogs will restore a cordial relationship between the dogs’ owner and the neighbours.
Last Friday, the owner of the dogs, Anthony Gathara and handler John Njuguna Muriithi, were charged with recklessness and negligence.
The court heard that they did not keep them in an enclosed space as required by law. They denied the charges and were released on Sh200,000 bond or Sh100,000 cash bail each.

The case will be heard today.