The Star (Nairobi)

20 October 2012

Kenya: Two Lari Men Charged With Slaughtering Donkeys

  Naivasha residents are still in shock after five more donkeys were found slaughtered in one of the estates.So far, the number of donkeys ... ( Resource: Kenya:Naivasha Residents in Shock Over 43 Donkeys Slaughtered

Two young men were yesterday charged in a Limuru court for staeling and slaughtering donkeys in Lari. John Gaitho and Ng'anga Muchina appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Godfrey Oduor.

The two were charged with a first count of being found in possession of donkey meat not fit for human consumption at Nyambari Shopping Centre.

They were also charged with stealing two cows worth worth Sh20,000 each at Roromo in Lari. A donkey's head and flesh was displayed in court as evedence against the two.

They both denied the two charges and were released on a bond of Sh20,000 each or a surety of the same amount. Gaitho and Ng'ang'a drove the court into laughter when they asked the magistrate not to allow the donkey's head to be taken away from the court room.

"The flesh can be taken away but the head should remain. The flesh can go bad and it emits bad smell," said Gaitho. Gaitho asked the court to assist him get his mobile phone and Sh1,600 back from the Tigoni police who booked him in.

The police however denied that they have his phone and money. The magistrate ordered that Gaitho be remanded at the Tigoni police station for investigations on whether the police had his possessions to be conducted.

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