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- Bestiality or unnatural act is considered a felony in Kenya, and you can be imprisoned for not less than 14 years if found guilty.
- Area chief Nicholas Muvengei has warned residents against taking laws into their own hands.
- There has been insecurity in the area, and locals may have overreacted out of accumulated anger.
A middle-aged man was on Tuesday, October 20 morning killed by a mob at Mwingi town in Kitui county after he was allegedly found in a bestiality act with a cow.
The man is said to have been found in the act at around 4 am by a passerby at Mavoko area in Mwingi town, who raised alarm. When the neighbours came, the man is said to have turned violent prompting mayhem that led to his death.
Police officers who arrived late at the scene of the incident moved the body of the deceased to Mwingi level IV Hospital as investigations commence.
Speaking at the scene, Kavuvwani Location chief Nicholas Muvengei has cautioned residents against taking the law into their own hands, urging them to instead alert the police whenever they nab somebody committing a crime so that the necessary legal actions are taken.
The local administrator, however, acknowledged the rising cases of insecurity in the Mavoko area, and therefore they may have overreacted out of accumulated anger.
Loyce Issa, one of the residents of the area, recounts how she rushed on hearing the alarm, but upon reaching the scene, the man had already been killed.
Issa however urged men to seek sexual pleasure from fellow human beings instead of resolving to engage in unnatural acts.