MENAFN – All Africa Global Media (Nairobi Star) – Monday, August 15, 2011
Aug 15, 2011 (Nairobi Star/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — More than 2,000 people were duped into attending a witchcraft ceremony in Iten town but the event turned into a hoax after the witchdoctor disappeared with Sh12,000 from the family who were trying to find the killers of a motorcycle operator. The witchdoctor from Busia armed with his paraphernalia was allowed into the District Hospital mortuary to allegedly communicate with the body of the deceased and perform rituals on it to identify his killers.
The man was paid half of his fee in advance and promised that the killers would hand themselves in after four hours. From the mortuary, he told the family and the crowd to wait for the killers to emerge. He boarded a matatu and headed to Eldoret leaving them waiting for the “miracle”. He promised that the killers would turn up in the town and start eating grass like cows.
However the crowd waited for the four hours between mid-day and four o’clock on Thursday but nothing happened. “It’s like this people have been duped because nothing is happening yet the man has disappeared,” chairman of the motorcycle operators Lucas Okoth said. Iten Police boss Joseph Mwaniki said they are investigating the killing of Sammy Kiptum who was strangled and stabbed to death.