- There is increased misuse of donkeys at night in the city.
- The statement was requested by Ngei MCA Redson Otieno
The Nairobi County Assembly has now raised concerns over misuse of donkeys at night with owners depriving the domestic animals their time to rest.
The assembly says donkeys are being used illegally to transport garbage from estates to dumpsite.
Ngei MCA Redson Otieno has demanded answers from Nairobi County Government on the use of donkeys at night to transport garbage.
According to Reki the donkey owners are misusing the animals by overworking them until odd hours and with cruelty.
Another issue raised includes the use of animals in garbage transportation to dumpsite contrary to the law.
“I have laid down that statement in the Assembly so that the select committee on environment and agriculture to investigate and report back to the house.It is painful to see donkeys being misused and with the cruelty the same domestic animals are facing.It is absurd and the two committees must bring us why this is happening in the capital.” He said in an interview.
Animal Rights Act in Kenya
The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Chapter 360, passed in 1963 is the main law protecting the welfare of animals. The act creates offences against various acts of cruelty such as animal fighting, public exhibitions, hawking and sport hunting.
Acts and omissions which amount to cruelty and penalties therefor
|A person shall be guilty of an offence of cruelty if he—