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WITCH-HUNTERS: The practice of Witchcraft in the Gusiiland

20, Dec 2014

Whether it is for treatment of an ailment or to connect to the supernatural world, witchcraft has been with us in Kenya for more than a century, but it is still a very touchy subject. In Kisii County the fear of witchcraft has over the years resulted into the infamous but common witch-hunting and burning of suspected sorcerers. Those accused are tortured brutally before they are set on fire in front of a whole village without any proof of their alleged crimes. But now some residents say, there are other motives behind the killing of these victims.