Things Fall Apart

Why is there no punishment in Ibo law for killing a python

In chapter 19, why is there no punishment for killing a python ?

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The clan doesn't have to punish the man who killed the python. The python is a sacred animal, and the man, Okoli, who killed the python, falls ill mysteriously and dies. His death proves the gods are watching; after that, the clan relaxes its stance towards the Christians.