8-Year-Old Son Of Gambian President-Elect Dies After He Was Bitten By Dog

The eight-year-old son of Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow has died after being bitten by a dog on Sunday, January 15th.

Habibou
Barrow, born in 2010, reportedly died on the way to the hospital in
Manjai near Banjul. He was buried this afternoon. Mr Barrow is in the
Senegalese capital Dakar ahead of his planned inauguration on Thursday. It is not clear if he returned for the funeral.

The President-elect’s media team confirmed the news to local Gambia news on Monday.

“Yes,
Habitou Barrow passed away last night after being bitten by a dog. He
was the 8 years old son of Adama Barrow’s second wife. He will be laid
to rest today at 2 pm,”