Kevin Simiyi, 18-year-old Kenyan man, admitted having sex with a hen.
According to Nairobi News, he was caught red-handed committing the unusual act during the week by the hen’s owner, Judith Nasimiyu and was arrested after.
Simiyi told a court in Bungoma that he truly defiled the domestic animal.
He pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared before Magistrate Stephen Mogute at the Bungoma court yesterday, saying he was despised by women because he was poor.
He told the court, “Your Honour, I was caught defiling the hen by its owner. I fear approaching women because of the high level of poverty and I feel women are very expensive. Yes, I did it.”
This act is commonly known as Bestiality. Some zoophiles and researchers draw a distinction between zoophilia and bestiality, using the former to describe the desire to form sexual relationships with animals, and the latter to describe the sex acts alone.
Although sex with animals is not outlawed in some countries, in most countries, bestiality is illegal under animal abuse laws or laws dealing with crimes against nature.
Veterinary officers were searching for evidence and reported that the hen died from exhaustion.
The Magistrate ordered the accused to be remanded at Bungoma GK prison until March 2 when the court will deliver its judgment.