MP condemns killing of four people linked with witchcraft
Kenyan legislator Jimmy Angwenyi has condemned the murder of four elderly people accused of practising witchcraft in Kisii, southwestern Kenya.
MP Angwanyi criticized the locals for taking the law into their hands, asking them to report the suspected witches and witch doctors to the police.
The grannies were set ablaze on Sunday following claims that they bewitched a secondary school student.
When the locals realized what had transpired, they took the law into their own hands and stormed into the victims’ homes.
According to the enraged residents, the student, who had been sick, was allegedly kidnapped the night before the incident and found unconscious on the route to his residence.
The locals further claimed the student had previously been bewitched and victimized.
Four suspects alleged to have spearheaded the killings have been arrested.
Angwenyi asked the police to act quickly and arrest the remaining suspects.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.