A 23-year-old man in South East Muhuru Location in Nyatike Sub-County, Migori County has been arrested after he was caught engaging in sexual activities with a neighbour’s goat on Monday.
The suspect identified as Otieno Jalango said he engages in sexual activities with animals because he fears contracting Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
“Animals cannot contract HIV, unlike humans. Sex with animals is therefore safer,” he told Muhuru East Location Chief Jim Kawa.
The administrator said Jalango was handed over to him by irate residents who claim they are worried about their livestock following the suspects’ confession.
Muhuru East Location residents want the local administration to take legal action against Jalango or seek spiritual intervention on behalf of the suspect, claiming that he may be possessed by evil spirits.
Jalango’s neighbours accuse him of engaging in sexual activities with their livestock severally.
Chief Kawa said the suspect, who is a casual labourer in the area, is of sound mind.
The local administration, nonetheless, is planning to conduct medical tests on Jalango to ascertain his mental status before initiating legal action against him.