Residents cautioned against rabbit meat

Residents neighboring Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) have been cautioned against consuming uninspected rabbit meat sold by students from the university.

In a press release to the media on Friday from the corporate communication department, the statement said it was not safe for the communities to feed on uninspected rabbit meat.

The statement said the rabbits were specimen from University laboratories, and were stolen by rioting students last Wednesday. The students were protesting the death of their colleague Gideon Koech.

“We caution the public not to consume any uninspected and unauthorized rabbit meat by the relevant authorities”, warned the statement.

According to the statement signed by Dr. Hindzano Ngonyo, the angry students were protesting the death of the colleague, and the cause of his death, which were addressed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Victoria Ngumi and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ruth Mugo.

While dispersing after the address, a section of the students engaged the police who had been called in, igniting a riot that ran into the night, leading to destruction of university property.

“During the fracas, students broke into the laboratory and made away with the rabbits that were under observation following their use in various scientific experiments”, Ngonyo said in the statement.

He therefore, cautioned the public that consumption of meat from the rabbits could be detrimental to human health

Source: News Agency