Househelp Mauled to Death by Employer’s Dog
A 39-year-old woman lost her life on Monday morning after she was attacked by her employer’s dog, as she went about her house chores in Moriema’s area of Malindi town, Kenya’s coast.
Roselyn Nafuna had opened the door leading to the porch when she was attacked by the dog, a South African Boerboel famed for its well-developed muscles and a strong bone structure.
A night guard at the home identified as John Siria reported hearing the woman’s distress screams as she was being mauled by the beast.
He rushed to the scene and restrained the dog, before helping Nafuna who was lying on the floor.
According to the guard, the deceased said that she felt fine and would go back to the house by herself.
However, when the day guard Anthony Katana, reported for duty he found the lifeless body of the deceased sprawled on the floor.
Detectives based in Malindi who were among the first responders to the incident established that the deceased’s body had multiple wounds occasioned by the dog’s bites.
Investigations into the unfortunate incident have since been launched.
“The body of the deceased is currently preserved at the Star hospital mortuary, awaiting post mortem,” said the police.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.