This is not the first time that a town or municipality has decide to poison stray dogs to get them off the streets.
The dogs are apparently a danger to people as they bite them or dig through garbage.
While people who have dogs as pets choose to chain them and protect them, others leave them to wander into streets and neighbourhoods.
From many complaints of dogs biting people or trashing the neighbourhoods, Mbale has chosen to kill them and be done with it.
Dogs can carry rabies, which is very harzadous to humans. Treatment and vaccines exist for rabies but not too many people pay attention to vaccinating their canine best friends. Few of the bitten ones can afford medical care to receive immediate attention once bitten.