‘I Have Been Selling Cat Meat Samosas For 8 Years,’ Confesses Nakuru Man

For the last eight year, James Mukangi has been making a living from selling cat meat samosas to unsuspecting Nakuru residents.

Mukangi says he has made over Sh 500,000 through his business.

“I have ready clients who I have been selling the cat meat to for close to eight years,” the 34-year-old man confessed when he was busted skinning a cat to make Samosa.

Mukangi was caught red-handed in an open field along the railway lines outside Nakuru town.

Out of fear of being lynched, he admitted that he has always been preparing his samosas with cat meat.

“There’s always a high demand of the cat meat but I have always failed to meet it due to lack of cats in my area. For the close to eight years, I have skinned over 1100 cats. It was hard when I started the business but my clientele has grown,” Mukangu said.

When he was cornered on Sunday, he had already cut off the neck of a car and was in the process of removing the skin.

Police officers from the nearby Ukulima Police post rescued him and he will be arraigned today.

According to Dr Githui Kaba, a county veterinary officer, eating cat meat is unsafe and illegal as the meat is also not inspected.

The incident shocked residents who took to social media to express their anger.

They said it was unfair for unscrupulous traders to use cat meat to make samosas.

Mary Yatich said…”Jeez! To make samosas? Traders can be very unfair and uncaring “.

Peter Mogaka posted..” he is supposed to be made to eat that meat before even being arraigned in court. What uncouth way of making quick money?

Another one Kamau Gathengi wrote… “its a crazy world full of crazy people. How can someone think of skinning the innocent thing? How on earth? I hope I haven’t taken any of those samosas made of skinned cats”

-Rita Damary

VIKEMBE: Today’s Swahili Word Of The Day By Yusuf Juma

A kitten. | image source: projectinspired.com

Vikembe in Swahili means an animal’s offspring.

In his Swahili lesson to Gidi and Ghost today, Yusuf Juma taught them the Swahili names of off-springs of animals found in Kenya.

He gave a list of name which is as follows:

Kigwena – A crocodile’s (mamba) offspring.

Kidanga – An elephant’s (ndovu) calf.

Kibui/Kibuli/Kimeme – A goat’s (mbuzi) offspring.

Chengo/Kichengo – A fish’s (samaki) offspring.

Kinyemere – A snake’s (nyoka) offspring.

Kinyaunyau/Kipusi – A kitten.

CHINA: Crippled Cat Can Move Again After Surgeons Fit It With Wheels

The 8-month-old cat walks with the help of a prosthetic two-wheel device. | image source: the-star.co.ke

Surgeons at a veterinary hospital in China have attached a pair of wheels to the body of an eight-month-old cat that had lost mobility in its hind limbs after falling from the ninth floor to the fifth floor of a building in November last year.

The cat can now easily move with the help of the wheels which now serve as its hind legs.

The animal had to undergo four surgeries to get the prosthetic device fitted to its body and the cat’s damaged hind legs had to be removed as a result.