According to Sekate, Semata attended the PLE briefing at Walukunyu C/U examination center on Friday but his life deteriorated on Saturday and was rushed to hospital in critical condition with severe pain in his arm following the dog bite on February 5, 2021.
On Tuesday this week municipal officials poisoned up to 80 dogs for straying on the streets and around garbage skips. The move comes barely two months after authorities killed 70 dogs in Kamukuzi division.
Local leaders say the dog attacks have been on the rise in different communities since December 2014. The most affected villages are Kanoni, Nakasunzu and Kasaana in Mijwala Sub-county, and Tangirizi, Lwemiyaga, Kigere, Lwesankala, Kakoma, Kasambya in Lwebitakuli County where more than 30 animals were also killed.
Residents of Lwankoni Sub County in Rakai district are living in fear after stray dogs started killing their animals. The dogs, in a pack of 20, have made it impossible for locals to move freely about in the night or early morning.