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.
"Sio Uchawi" New Details Surrounding the Murder of 4 Elderly Women in Kisii Emerge as Families Speak
The families of four elderly women who were lynched on allegations of being involved in witchcraft are crying for justice a day after the daylight killings. Beatrice is still traumatized after witnessing the killing of her mother-in-law Janet Sindege over witchcraft claims. She says that the old women tried to plead for mercy but their plea fell on deaf ears.
The Inspector General of Police, Hillary Mutyambai has condemned the lynching of four elderly people in Kisii calling on Kenyans to desist from taking the law into their own hands. The four were lynched on Sunday on allegations of engaging in witchcraft. Photo (Courtesy) Mutyambai expressed his concerns over such killings which are instigated by those who don't follow the law, and in most cases out of false allegations.
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).