Attendants at one of the Kakamega Law Courts were left in shock after three young men were accused of stealing a cow, having carnal knowledge of the animal before killing it.
Samwel Kizito (20), Mackinon Lukato (19) and Hudson Ikhalamu (25) were alleged to have committed the gruesome bestiality on October 15 at their Mutaho Village, Kakamega South District.
The three jointly faced three counts namely: stealing the Sh30,000 cow, committing unnatural act with it and killing it.
According to the prosecution, the animal owner, Enos Shemi is said to have left the tethered cow alongside a calf at around 7pm outside his compound, only to return and find it missing.
After a frantic search with the help of a neighbour, Enos was shocked to stumble upon the dead animal in a thicket, with all indications showing that an unnatural act was committed to it before it was killed.
The matter was reported to the area chief, who mounted a search for the culprits, leading to their arrest.
Kizito, Lukato and Ikhalamu who appeared remorseful in court denied committing the offences saying they were being framed.
“The charges are fabricated, they are not true,” they unanimously told the Kakamega Senior Principal Magistrate Thomas Muraguri.
He ordered them to be detained at Kakamega Main Prison awaiting their trial. The matter was slated for mention on November 1 and hearing on January 24, 2019.
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