Sonko's Plan for Dog Meat Market in Nairobi Baffles Kenyans

  • A photo of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. He has revealed plans to open a dog meat market in Nairobi Twitter
  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has made a proposal that could see the county build a market for dog meat in Nairobi.

    Sonko proposed that having such a market would be a great move to help the city deal with many stray dogs which often roam all corners of the capital on a daily basis.

    "Soko ya Mbwa (A dog market) coming soon to Nairobi. We are in the process of identifying a market for stray dogs in Nairobi where we shall be recruiting and bringing together all the dog eating nationalities and open for them a koroga club where they'll be buying slaughtered stray dogs ready for cooking or eating," his message read.

    A photo showing a dog meat market in China

    The video was shot at an open market in a foreign nation where the slaughtered animals were arranged in piles across the street with customers choosing which piece of meat they desired.

    Governor Sonko went on to tell Kenyans that he would open a club where the dog meat will be available.

    There are several countries across the globe that have for long treated dogs not only as pets but reliable sources of meat. They include China, South Korea, Switzerland, Arctic and Antartic, Vietnam and Indonesia.

    In Africa, Nigeria is known for its consumption of this delicacy. Reports by Fox News shows that most Nigerians believe that eating dog meat helps build immunity to diseases.

    People have reportedly been gorging on "suya", grilled meat often made from dogs, to protect themselves against the Ebola outbreak, despite health official warnings. It's also believed that eating dogs may also improve one's sex life.

    Kenyans were provoked by this post following a national feeling that dogs are not suitable for consumption with a section of the online team blasting the governor.

    However, some netizens noted that this could be a great venture as it would provide more business opportunities for the jobless.

    Below are Kenyans reactions to the governor's post.

    Kenyans expressing their views on the dog meat market proposal
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