A 39-year-old house help in Malindi lost her life on Monday after being attacked by her employer's dog.
According to Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Roselyn Nafuna was attacked by the South African Boerboel famed for its well developed muscles and a strong bone structure while going about her daily duties.
"A night guard at the home identified as John Siria, reported hearing the woman’s distress screams as she was being mauled by the beast," DCI said.
The night guard rushed to the scene and helped disengage the dog from the woman.
"According to the guard, the deceased said that she felt fine and would go back to the house by herself.
"However, when the day guard, Anthony Katana, reported for duty he found the lifeless body of the deceased sprawled on the floor," DCI added.
Police, who rushed to the scene after the incident, said the woman had multiple bite injuries on her body.
The body was collected and taken to Star mortuary in Malindi.
Police have since launched investigations into the incident.