Juma Abucha who claims ghosts are tormenting him and his family Photo:Denish Ochieng

A man wants police to protect his family against ghosts. The strange case was reported last week to the Kakamega Police Station by a man from Makhundi village in Navakholo constituency.

According to the Occurrence Book report, ‘jinnis’, allegedly working on the instructions of Juma Abucha’s relatives, have been unleashing terror on his wife and their daughter at night.

When we traced him, Juma told The Standard that for the past six months, ghosts have been tormenting and giving his family sleepless nights, demanding that he send his wife, who is disliked by his relatives, away.

Strange things started happening once in a while months back when the alleged ‘jinnis’ would cook and eat in their house or slap his wife and daughter.

“We could find used utensils or hear strange voices ordering us around or at times people would get slapped,” he said.

When he first reported the bizarre matter to neighbours, some dismissed him. Others resolved never to set foot in the home again. He took the matter to religious leaders, who prayed for him and his family in vain.

The ‘jinni’s’ took the game a notch higher and allegedly kidnapped Juma’s wife, Florida Ummy Khayo to an unknown destination 22 days ago, prompting him to report to police.

“She developed a strange skin disease in February. Blood would ooze out of her skin whenever she scratched her arms that were itching and cracking.

“ We visited several doctors and even took her to Lupe hospital in Kakamega town but they did not establish any disease nor offer treatment,” said Abucha.

He explained that when his family sought the help of a priest, the ghosts manifested and identified themselves.

They claimed to be working on the instructions of a close relative who “did not want me to continue living with Khayo because of her pride”. Never mind the couple has been together for 16 years.

“After the manifestation, the ghosts went ahead and sprinkled fresh blood in our living room for four consecutive days. Whenever we woke up, we would find blood sprinkled on the chairs and some poured all over the floor,” he said.

During the last attack that occurred a week ago before reporting to police, Abucha said his daughter was left speechless and could not explain what happened to her.

“After the latest beating, my daughter fainted for a while, forcing us to stay awake and look after her,” Abucha said tearfully.

Before his wife’s disappearance, the ‘jinnis’ allegedly beat him up in his bedroom, telling him that his wife has to go or he would die.

He said even though he tried calling for help, his voice was not audible. All the doors and windows were closed and he has not been able to understand how the ‘jinnis’ access his house.

The man is calling upon any one who has seen his wife to report to the nearest police station. She  left him with a one-year-old baby, whom he says, he can’t take care of by himself.

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