Someone was a baaaaaaad boyMan caught having sex with sheep
June 21, 2005
A COBBLER suspected of sorcery was attacked and nearly lynched by outraged villagers in central Kenya today after being caught having sex with a female sheep, witnesses and officials said.
Joshua Kiplagat, 36, sustained a serious head wound when the sheep's owner threw a machete at him after finding him in flagrante delicto with a prize ewe in the Rift Valley district of Bomet, they said. He was then tied to a tree stump for five hours before being frogmarched naked with the violated ovine in tow to a police station where he confessed to several acts of bestiality that he blamed on the devil, they said.
"I was sent by the devil to do that," Kiplagat told the angry crowd which included several people who accused him of being a warlock.
One woman claimed to have seen him engaging in sex acts with a dog.
"I saw this man mounting a dog two weeks ago at around seven in the evening and I was so surprised," said the woman, who gave her name as Leah.
The bloodied shoe repairer adamantly denied allegations that he was a wizard and insisted that his affection for animals was limited to sheep.
"I only made love to the ewe twice using two condoms but I never do it regularly," he said in his defence.
Bomet assistant district chief Paul Kikwai, who was present at the police station, expressed shock at the incident and vowed that Kiplagat would be punished although he made no comment on the villagers' actions.
"We have never seen such incidents here and we are just wondering how many people around here engage in this kind of acts," he said.