A 70-year old woman was on Monday lynched by angry residents in Kisii after she was accused of bewitching a young man in the village.
The woman is said to have cast an evil spell on the man making him have a miserable life. Sources said that despite his age of 30, the man showed no interest in women and did not make any progress in life, a factor that was allegedly caused by the evil woman.
Fed up with her behaviours, angry villagers stormed her house in the evening and demanded to ransack it. She refused saying that she had not stolen from anyone and that they did not have a right to check her house.
They accused her of witchcraft and mentioned a number of cases she was involved in. They claimed that she had been behind a series of deaths that occurred in the village including that of her own husband.
They frog marched her to the nearest trading center for all to see before lynching her.
The area’s Assistant Chief who confirmed the incident condemned it terming it inhuman. He wondered how one could be killed without any solid evidence. He promised to take legal action on all those who took part in the exercise.
This is not the first time it’s happening in Kenya. Some elderly people accused of being witches were also brutally beaten and burnt alive in remote area of Kisii, Kenya, last year.
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