A 23-year-old man from Mukungugu Village in Chuka, Tharaka Nithi County has been sentenced to one year in prison by a Chuka court for engaging in an unnatural act with a neighbour’s sheep.
Nicholas Karani was handed the jail term on Tuesday after pleading guilty before Chuka Resident Magistrate Mwanamkuu Sudi.
According to the prosecution, the owner of the sheep, Mutegi Mugo, found Karani in a nearby tea farm while performing the bestiality act, during a spirited search for his sheep, after he realized that it had gone missing from the rest of the herd.
The court was further informed that a used condom was recovered at the scene of the incident, implying that the accused had used the contraceptive during the anomalous act.
As per the laws of Kenya, “Any person who has carnal knowledge of an animal, is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for up to fourteen years.”