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Man, 80, charged for having carnal knowledge of a family hen

26 June 2015, 09:17 Geoffrey Kimagut

Narok - An 80-year-old man was arraigned before a Narok Court on bestiality charges.

Samuel Gicheru, who is partially blind and walks with the aid of a walking stick, appeared before Narok Senior Resident Magistrate Allan Sitati on charges of having carnal knowledge of a hen belonging to his family on June 19 at Motonyi village in Narok North sub-County.

The court was told that he was caught by his granddaughter after she found the hen croaking from inside the house when she arrived home from school.

She raised alarm and neighbours who responded arrested the accused.

Gicheru pleaded not guilty to the charges and the magistrate ordered that he be released on a bond of KES 50 000 with one surety of similar amount or a cash bail of KES 30 000.

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The case will be mentioned on September 15.

Meanwhile, a woman was ordered by the same court to pay a total of KES 20 000 fine or serve four months in jail after she pleaded guilty to three counts of illegal possession of part–poisons drugs (drugs only sold and administered under the direction of a qualified pharmacist), practicing veterinary medicine without a license from the Kenya Veterinary Board and operating an agro-vet without a license from the Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB) thus posing a health threat to the public and their livestock.

Appearing before Senior Resident Magistrate Sitati, Scholastica Njeri Musonik was charged with committing the offenses on June 17 at Mkulima Agrovet in Suswa area, Narok North County.

She pleaded guilty to the charges and was ordered to pay KES 10 000 fine or serve two months in jail for possession of part-poison and KES 5 000 fine or serve one month in jail for each of the other offenses.

All sentences run consecutively, meaning if she does not pay the fines, she will serve four months in jail.

In mitigation, the accused person pleaded for leniency saying she was sole bread winner for her family.

The magistrate said he noted the mitigation but the offence needed to be discouraged and gave them 14 days to appeal.

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