By Wanja Waweru
A man over the weekend sprayed a pet dog with bullets outside a supermarket in Embakasi Nairobi.
James Makau, the Embakasi police boss James Makau said the incident happened outside Quickmart Supermarket.
The suspect identified as Hussein Aden Somo, 55 years old told the police that he shot the dog because it bit him
The police boss said that Mr Aden pulled out Mr his Glock pistol and killed the dog.
Mr. Makau went on to say that Aden told the police that he was walking and as soon as he passed by a place where a car was parked, a dog jumped on him and bit his shoulder.
He quoted the suspect:”I was walking in the parking lot. When I walked past a car at the parking bay, a dog jumped at me and bit my shoulder. I pulled out my pistol and shot the animal.”
The incident, gun shots shocked the shoppers who scampered for safety.
A witness said :”We thought we were being attacked by the Al-Shaabab militia due to the thundering gunshots that rendered the air. I lay on the ground saying my last prayers.”