Nairobi, 28th March, 2021
This past Friday, saw the Nairobi County Directorate of Veterinary Services vaccinate 165 cats and dogs in a free mass vaccination exercise against rabies.
Nairobi City County veterinary services department set up four centres in:-
Uhuru (next to Uhuru Secondary School), Mbotela (behind Chief’s office), Maringo Shopping Centre and Harambee Chief’s Camp.
The one-day exercise was spearheaded by the Acting Director of Veterinary services Dr. Daniel Karugu.
Said Dr.Karugu “The vaccination exercise is a routine process which will be conducted in all the 17 sub-counties in Nairobi. Nairobi County will release the schedule for upcoming areas in the coming days. I would like to call upon members of public who rear dogs and cats to present them for the vaccination drive as this is for the well-being of the animals and the safety of area residents.
Below is how the respective centres fared during the exercise.
- Uhuru High – 71
- Harambee Chief’s – 38
- Mbotela – 32
- Maringo – 24
TOTAL = 165
Dr. Karugu also said that Six (6) dogs that had a history of attacking area residents were seized.