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Mother of six killed for alleged witchcraft

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By Mercy Kahenda | May 27th 2014

Nakuru, Kenya: A woman was murdered and her body burned over the weekend in Oldebes village, Kisanana division in Mogotio Sub County allegedly for practicing witchcraft.

Christine Jemeli Koech, 45, a mother of six, was brutally killed in her house by unknown people.

Oldebes location Chief Wesley Molok said the villagers set on the woman they suspected has been practicing witchcraft at wee hours of Sunday morning.

“The woman was sleeping when a group of people broke into her house and attacked her claiming she was a witch,” said Molok.

Molok said one of the deceased’s neighbours had claimed that she had bewitched his 17-year-old son, who had been ailing for a week.

 Her body was taken to Nakuru Municipal mortuary for postmortem.

The neighbour has been arrested.

Elsewhere, two nursery school children both aged six years drowned in an open well in Barut village, Nakuru County, on Friday evening.

Park View sub-location Assistant Chief Joseph Oyawa said the two boys from Little Angle Academy were heading home from school when they slid and fell into the well.

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