A man found guilty of having sex with a goat was forced to come face to face with his victim, after the animal was brought into court as a witness.

Katana Kitsao Gona, 28, has been jailed for 10 years after admitting sexually abusing the animal in the Kenyan town of Malindi.

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The nanny goat, which was presented to the magistrate, according to The Sun, showed little emotion as she watched from the corner of the court room as her attacker was jailed.

The court heard Gona was caught when a local resident found him naked in a field having sex with the grazing goat, which was tied up, The Star reported.

The goat's owner was alerted and arrived at the scene with other residents who also witnessed the sordid scene.

He was arrested by police and a medical examination confirmed sexual abuse had taken place.

Gona told the court his wife is disabled and depends on him but was nevertheless jailed.

Kenyan media said it was rare for animals to be presented as evidence in court cases, the Mirror reported.