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17 Arrested while ‘Practicing Witchcraft Near School’

In Embu County, Police officers in Mbeere North, on Monday night captured 17 suspects for purportedly rehearsing witchcraft. Reports indicate that the suspect 17 suspects, who were driving inside four vehicles, made a supplication outside Ngunyumu grade school and broke a port that is said to have contained soil in it. 

The identifications of the five cars were hidden and it took the intercession of Ms. Jane Igoki, the Katheri area sub-chief to reveal the number plates of the vehicles. 

"Individuals from the general public from Katheri sub-area had blocked 4 vehicles at Ngunyumu primary school who were outsiders, about 20km south of the post, whose numbers were disguised and at that, they associated them with witchcraft practices after the inhabitants of the said vehicles made supplications and afterward broke a port containing soil before Ngunyumu primary school entrance," according to the statement. 

The vehicle's number plates were revealed and recognized as a Toyota Harrier enlistment number KCC 779K, a Toyota Harrier KCQ 003C, Toyota Prado enrollment number KBT 413Y, and a Toyota 110 enlistment number KAQ 335T. 

The inhabitants of the vehicles were saved from the area residents by police officers under the command of Chief inspector Osman. 

It is reported that after investigations were carried out, the 17 individuals are said to be from Kenya Assembly of God church in Kagio and Restoration End Time Church Embu. 

"The vehicles are held and vehicles confined at Ishiara and Kanyuambora police post as police continued with their investigations," the statement from the police report further read.

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Embu County Jane Igoki Katheri Mbeere North Ngunyumu


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