The affects comprised of a middle aged woman and her four children, aged between seven and 24 years who were rushed to Migori County Referral Hospital for treatment.
On the same day, a 12-year-old boy from the same family lost his eyesight and died under unclear circumstances at home.
Mr George Omondi, the head of the family said his wife and five children were in good health when they went to bed on Friday. The six complained that they were not able to see on Saturday morning and they didn't even take breakfast.
“My wife and all the children were in good health when we went to bed on Friday night. I only realised that my entire family had gone blind on Saturday morning,” said Mr Omondi.
Confirming the incident is Thim Jope Sub-Location Assistant, Chief Kerry Otieno who said that the incident has never occurred in their sub-location for many years.
“The victims woke up having lost their eyesight. The incident is quite baffling and we are yet to establish what could have happened. The twelve year old boy died by midday and his body has been moved to Ombo Mission Hospital mortuary,” said Mr Otieno.
A neighbor who requested his identity to be concealed said that before they six members were taken to hospital, the family had called spiritual leaders to pray for them since such incidents are related to witchcraft.
The doctors where the victims were taken are yet to confirm the cause of the incident.
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