A Kenyan court sentenced a 30-year-old man Wednesday to 14 years in jail for having sex with a donkey.

Stephen Kipkemoi Rono was convicted after pleading guilty before a court in the southern town of Narok.

The father of two was charged with having "carnal knowledge of an animal, namely a donkey, which is against the order of nature."

Rono pleaded for leniency claiming that he had been deceived by the devil. He has two weeks to appeal the sentence.

"I am sorry. I plead for leniency because it's the devil who sent me. I have been living alone since my wife left me to marry another man," he told the court.