A man who raped a hen because he could not find a girlfriend has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment.

The man identified as Kevin Simiyi told the court that he was too afraid to chat up women that was why he raped the hen.

The hen died of exhaustion after the vile encounter with Simiyi. After asking for a lenient jail term, he was sent to prison for 15 months by a magistrate in Kenya for bestiality.

The 18-year-old said:

‘Yes, I did it.’ 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.’

Judith Nasimiyu, the hen’s owner, told the hearing the bird died of exhaustion last Friday as vets collected evidence against Simiyi.

Simiyi pleaded guilty to bestiality in Bungoma, Kenya, and brazenly asked the court to be lenient because he was a first offender.

But magistrate Stephen Mogute sentenced him to 15 months in Bungoma Prison.