Yesterday, January 23, 2017, Kenya Veterinary officers killed 82 dogs, 2 cats and a honey badger after rabies had been detected among some animals in Yatta, Machakos.
According to the authorities, the animals were killed following the threat of rabies which is a deadly viral disease that could affect the local community.
Rabies is a vaccine-preventable viral disease which occurs in more than 150 countries and territories.
Dogs are the source of the vast majority of human rabies deaths, contributing up to 99% of all rabies transmissions to humans.
Rabies elimination is feasible by vaccinating dogs while infection causes tens of thousands of deaths every year, mostly in Asia and Africa.