The High court in Nakuru has reduced the three years imprisonment for James Kimani Mukangi- the man who admitted to selling cat meat to samosa vendors to two years.
“The court has reviewed your sentence and you will now serve two years in prison,” ruled Justice Joel Ngugi.
Justice Ngugi said Kimani will serve his one and two-year jail terms concurrently.
According to the charge sheet, he was accused that on June 25, within Nakuru Town willingly slaughtered a cat for purpose of human consumption.
In the second count, he was charged with slaughtering the animal in undesignated open place contrary to section 2 of the meat control act.
According to the Meat Control Act and public health descriptions, it is dangerous to eat uninspected meat and meat from animals not prescribed to be food animals, a cat is not a food animal according to the Meat Control Act.
In his appeal, Kimani told the court that he was convicted unfairly as he was given a maximum sentence for the first count while the fine for the second count was excessive.