Residents of Chepterwai village along the Nandi escarpments raised alarm on Sunday morning after the cow was found dead near Teresia forest, blood oozing from its reproductive organ.
“The cow was missing in the cowshed when we woke up in the morning. After we started a search we found it dead just near the forest, 500 meters away from home,” the cow’s owner, Kimaiyo Kiyos narrated.
Kiyos was shocked upon finding out that the cow was stolen and “defiled” by his own sons, saying it is an abomination.
“This is an abomination. We managed to identify the criminals and one of them was arrested by members of the public. We were surprised to find our own sons were behind the reprehensible act,” Kiyos added.
Drug abuse to blame for the cow’s fate
From the rising cases of drug abuse in the area, Kiyos suspected that the three were intoxicated when they committed the shameful act.
“We are calling upon the security team to intensify the crackdown on the illicit brew and drugs that has affected our children,” Kiyos said.
Nandi North Police Commander Jamleck Nyangauria confirmed the incident, saying that the suspects were being held at the Kabiyet Police Station.
“They are set to be presented before the court on Monday. It is such an unusual criminal act that we cannot reveal the details of the offenders at the moment,” Nyangauria added.
According to Kenya‘s penal code chapter 63 of the laws of Kenya section 162(b), bestiality is a crime and one can be imprisoned for 14 years if found guilty.