Written by Leonard Wamalwa
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The calf with two heads, eyes and ears. [PHOTO|Leonard Wamalwa|West Fm]
KIMININI, TRANS NZOIA COUNTY: Residents of Nakwangwa village of Baraton location in Trans Nzoia West district had a shock of their lifetime after a cow delivered a calf that had two heads, two mouths, four ears, and four eyes while the other parts were normal.
According to the owner of the cow Isaac Juma, 35, he discovered the deformation after the calf had fallen down after delivery Friday morning while as he checked it.
"I discovered that the calf had a problem when I tried to turn it to establish if it was a male or female. That is when I realized it was not normal as it had two heads enjoined together with two mouths, four ears, four eyes but the rest of the body was normal," said Juma as he spoke to West FM at his home.
He noted that the cow had been sired by a normal bull from the neighborhood and thus wondered as to how the calf emerged to be deformed like that.
"I don't know what might have happened in the womb of the cow because anything can happen or it is God's work you never know," Juma said.
Mr Isaac Juma with his cow that delivered a calf with two heads at his home in Nakwangwa village of Kiminini division of Trans Nzoia West district. [PHOTO|Leonrad Wamalwa|West Fm]
Juma said that his Ayrshire cow had delivered the first calf that was normal without any defect and thus could not establish what might have happened to his second calf.
Despite other parts of the calf's body being normal, it could not walk and sulk the mother because of the weight of the two heads hence it is just given milk while lying down.
Villagers noted that such a thing had never happened in that area and thus they had run short of answers as to what might have led to that situation.
They have now called on animal experts to visit the area and do research and investigate to establish the real cause of such animals being born from normal animals.
At the same time the owner has also called on individuals or organizations that own animal orphanages to come up and take the male calf to go and rear it noting that he and his family members might not be able to accord it the necessary assistance it requires bearing in mind the nature of their daily activities.
"I am appealing to individuals or organizations that have animal orphanages to come up so that I can surrender this calf to them to maintain it because we as a family might not be around always to give it the necessary special care of feeding it hence might be subjected to torture," Juma noted.
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