Shocking details have emerged as fresh wave of fatal attacks on suspected witches in the county has stirred concern in the larger Gusii region. According to sources more than 10 people have been killed on suspicion of being witches in the recent past, with their houses and property reduced to ashes.
Barely one month has passed since four elderly women (Ms Mironga, 60, Mrs Agnes Ototo, 57, Sigara Onkware, 62 and Sindege Mayaka, 85) alleged to be performing witchcraft were brutally lynched and burned alive. According to reliable Daily Nation news reports, one of the victims, the late Ms Mironga's house was razed down by unknown people some weeks after burial.
The Kenya Human Rights Commission has launched an initiative seeking to help out the families of four elderly Kisii women who were killed on suspicion of practising witchcraft. Photo/Courtesy The 4 women, Jemimah Mironga, 60, Sigara Onkware, 62, Sindege Mayaka,85 and Agnes Ototo, 57, were lynched on the Sunday of 17 October 2021 on suspicion of abducting a local student at night.
The National Police Service led by Police Boss Hillary Mutyambai launched a man hunt for the assailants who lynched and burned four women in Kisii County under allegations that they were practicing witchcraft. According to K24 digital news reports, the main suspect who was the ring leader of the cruel act Amos Nyakundi Ondieki was arrested, with the latest being a minor (a form two student).