A woman is fighting for her dear life in hospital after dogs attacked and mauled her on Friday night as she walked home in Kitengela.
The woman, according to eyewitnesses, was attacked a few metres to her home as she walked from the market at 8 pm.
The bloody scene of the attack looked like a battle zone as human blood was splashed all over the place. This is the first time the dogs from the neighbouring home attacked a human.
The victim’s neighbour, Wilson Kisemei, was called in after the attack and on arriving on the scene found that the victim was still breathing.
“She had been attacked badly and her left hand was mauled at all the flesh eaten by the dogs. It is at that point that I rushed her to Kenyatta National Hospital,” said Kisemei.
Kisemei said the middle-aged woman was attacked by nine canines and saved by another passerby who used stones and sticks to fight the dogs.
After the woman was rushed to KNH, the area residents descended on the dogs and killed four out of the nine as others disappeared into the darkness in the expansive Nkurrunka area.
The woman’s husband was at the KNH on Saturday morning to sign an approval for the amputation of one hand as the doctors said she had been placed in ICU.