Migori: Villagers torch houses over witchcraft claims


Migori: Villagers torch houses over witchcraft claims

In Summary

  • This was after a Tanzanian "seer" went into the home of the couple and allegedly found a decomposing human hand from the house of the 78-year-old.
  • According to the villagers, the man has been suspected of being responsible for mysterious deaths that have hit the area recently.

By JAMES LATANO

An elderly couple in Uriri, Migori County was on Thursday forced to flee and seek help inside a police station to escape irate neighbours who were baying for their blood.

This was after a Tanzanian “seer” went into the home of the couple and allegedly found a decomposing human hand from the house of the 78-year-old.

According to the villagers, the man has been suspected of being responsible for mysterious deaths that have hit the area recently.

To the neighbours, the unearthing of the human hand also explained the high number of unexplained sicknesses and tragedy in the area.

The angry residents descended on the home of the couple and torched three houses sending property of unknown value going up in flames.

With their lives in danger, the couple fled and sought refuge at the Uriri police post as the angry residence vowed to lynch them once they step back to the village.

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