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.
It was a black Sunday in Kisii County where a group of strangers armed to the teeth with pangas, clubs and axes mercilessly attacked four women before burning them to death on suspicion they were witches. On that chilly Sunday morning, one of those killed, Mrs. Sindege Mayaka was busy attending to her poultry at her home in Morero village, Marani sub-county in Kisii County when a group of irritated youths stormed her home dragging her to the nearby Nyagonyi Primary School where she was lynched.
The Government of Kenya has made a breakthrough in an incident where an 85-year-old woman was killed over witchcraft allegations. In a statement shared on social media by the National Police Service, Amos Nyakundi Ondiek and a male juvenile have been arrested and are currently in police custody.
The late Sindege pleading for her life during the attack (Photo Courtesy: Twitter) Kenyans are still shocked by the turn of event of the four elderly women from Kisii County who were lynched and burned for allegations of being witches. The daughter in law of one of the old ladies, Mrs Sindege Mayaka recounted on how she pleaded for mercy from her attackers who never wanted to hear any of her pleas to spare her life.
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 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).