(AFP) A rampaging mob in western Kenya burnt 15 women accused of witchcraft to death, a local official and villagers told AFP Wednesday.
"This is unacceptable. People must not take the law into their own hands simply because they suspected someone," said Mwangi Ngunyi, the head of Nyamaiya district. "We will hunt the suspects down," he added.
The gang of about 100 people moved from house to house late Tuesday, tied up their victims and set them ablaze, the official said.
Ngunyi added that the mob also torched 50 houses in Nyakeo village, located some 300 kilometres (180 miles) northwest of the capital Nairobi.
"I can't believe my wife of many years would be killed so brutally by people who cannot prove their case even before God," said Enoch Obiero, a pastor.
"My mother has always been a role model to the entire village and why the mob had to kill her will remain a mystery to me forever," lamented 32-year-old Emily Monari.
The region, populated mainly by the Kisii tribe, has been dubbed Kenya's "sorcery belt" due to mob attacks on women suspected of witchcraft.
Efforts by the authorities to clamp down on vigilante and mob justice have been unsuccessful.
Dozens of suspected people were killed in western Kenya in the 1990s, amid allegations of sorcery.
Several cases were also reported in recent months in neighbouring Tanzania, forcing President Jakaya Kikwete to order special protection for albino, who were being murdered and mutilated for good luck by with-doctors
GLAD THEY PUT MY PPLS ON THAT BOAT MANY YRS AGO..LOL
Totally horrible...and at fueelhottie I wish you *** couldn't putting those stupid assed date posts on here too.
Them Africans are crazy and spooky!
man that is f.u.c.***.e.d. up! Lord help us all...
That is terrible.
SEE NOW THAT IS SO SAD
@ paperboy64 that's some crazy thing to say and funny at the same time...
This is very sad... my prayers go out to these fams
the women should kill the men the same way , don't take the law in ur hands
It's times like this that I am happy to live in America. I know we have our instances of senseless violence here too, but some of these other countries are on a whole other level.
This is so sad.. im speechless. To kill someone one of suspect??? that's kr8z. Ignorance is among us...in America and as we know everywhere else.
I'm deeply saddened. My heart goes out to the families and friends of the victims.
Witch doctors are ok but witches aren't?
Parts of Africa are very westernize. They got the European mentality to degrade women when African black women are the mother goddess of all. MTO fix your dam servers!! You talk about folks being ghetto,but this site is very ghetto.
I'm glad I live here. Can we get love anywhere??
Somebody please tell rihanna that that is part of the penalty for doing witchcraft. Maybe she will tell her family to stop and then accept her 15 last minutes. Because without witchcraft, she will not have a career.
thank god for america!!!!!!!
That is too sad...keep the victims in your prayers
No matter whhat country black people come from they sure know how to kill and hurt each other. It's disgraceful what we do to each other. Look at how our young men *** and mane each other over nonsense. There's no other race of people on this earth whom treat each other this way. It's no matter other races of people think we are savages. To many of us certainly know how to act like black savages. These people would never do to a white person what they do to their own brothers and sisters. We came so far to behave this way...it's a shame before God.
I'm with Paperboy....glad our peoples were thrown on the boat~ I've been to Africa...I do NOT want to live there.
I guess the mob couldn't understand if they where really witches they would be able to save themselves this is to sad. :( I guess some people can't think that far ahead.
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i total agree with u 100%
LMAO @ PAPERBOY64 I'm glad sometimes TOO!...but those African Witches needed to be burnt to a crisp... cause there is no need for the practice of witchcraft and worshipping tha devil when your own people can't even find enough food!...
Sounds like the witch trials in Salem, MA over 100 years ago and they were found innocent posthumously. SMH....
The attack on Albinos is what originally drove white people / Albinos North into the caves of Europe;thousands of years ago.Need more info on the Witch burning thing however, instead of MTO copying and pasting a story. Sounds like the accusations were a smoke screen to cover up a land dispute but more facts are needed.
this sh.it is crazy! dam. the world is fu.cked up. oh well, ain't no one gonna do sh.it to fix the problem. there is sexual trafikking of kids, the mafia, killers being free, police brutality. everyone cries but no one does sh.it. oh well.
We crazy to. ***.
cosign @ TracyLLO
@ BluBoy: STFU! Everyone, regardless of race or economic status, has the right to practice whatever religious belief they believe in. They would be in the same economic position weather they were polytheistic or monotheistic. Just like the murders that burned those women to death, you've been brainwashed by the white man.
The killin that went down in that country happens here everyday and in every state.We have so many gangs that kill even little children and innocent by-standers,we have freaks that kill women and children so easily.So for those of you who are glad,your ppls where shipped here,now you know.THERE IS MURDER AND INJUSTICE EVERYWHERE
The witch doctors prolly didnt want the witches moving in on their act. I personally never trusted Africans due to what they did to our ancestors.
Slavery was bad but compared to what would have happened if us NWN's (New World Negros) ancestors had remained in Africa it would not have been good. Only God knows how many tribes were wiped out before the Africans found out that they can make a profit selling the captives in their tribal wars instead of just killing them.
AND MOST AFRICANS THINK AMERICANS ARE SAVAGES
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Americans scare the hell outta of me! At least they got a reason for burning those women in Africa(not saying its not evil)but some freaks here in America kill women, men, children, even babies for no *** reason!How can you put a baby in a *** microwave!? They got serial killers, gangs, thugs, mafias, rapists, freaks, perverts, psychos, you name it, here in America! Everybody carrying a gun(as long as you got a license!). Why wont kids *** each other in schools!? Pls! Some Americans are so ignorant about Africa cuz they only go by what they see on discovery or history channel instead of researching about it. I have been here for 8 years and this country got the weirdest people living in it. Real talk!
Hey,all u talking rubbish abt being glad 2b in America,i jst want u 2 know Africa is 10 times safer than America.In Africa,folks don't carry guns like the case in Aemerica.African Americans kill children,women,men,they steal, rape *** do all sort of violent activities.And if u think Africa is backwards,let me inform u dt there are developed places *** learned pple there jst like there are ghettos, gutters *** illiterates in America.So better get this in2 ur brains.
Great posts FendiFiend...... my cultural relativism and being tolerant live and let live of others religions or occult beliefs or w/e stop at killing or hurting people because of suspicion and superstition.
Naija don't get it twisted or get ignorant like all Americans are the same....Americans are not better than Africans but Africans aren't better than us either..... people don't rape and torture and do you name it in different parts of Africa?! DO YOU WANT TO GO THERE?! Don't get it twisted because NGC and Discovery Channel be on some BS when it comes to them portraying Africans most of the time so I rarely watch either...... best way to learn about cultures usually is to talk and/or interact with those people. Obviously there are weird people in Africa too.
That's all taking away from this tragedy though and I hope the people who did this according to the laws in that area in Kenya are punished to the fullest extent.
AFRICAN MOB??!!?? SMH! Is that like a North American mob or a European mob or better yet an Asian mob ? The incident happened in the country of Kenya,so why not say Kenyean mob.I don't respect any "media source" that uses such blatant and foolish generalization when discussing the ORGINAL CONTENTIANT.
The mind of the simple minded Negro never ceases to amaze me.I guess the thousands of Blacks lynched,beaten and tortured for no reason at all during the history of the U.S., is better to you plantation minded things huh? Go read about the Vikings or Mongols and then come talk about brutality.Histroy is shown humans can be cruel to one another but please my simple minded Negroes never get it twisted that the land that gave birth to man has a monopoly on brutality. If so,you only fall into the [EXPLETIVE] mind trap. Like King_Menes said WTF is with the headline African Mob? Get your minds right people. Africa or better yet Alkelbulan is the future. Trust that!
God *** murderers and all evildoers, but I know that is coming. There is no more black and white, there is only right and wrong, no excuses, no exceptions, no way we aint gon pay.
@Naijachick and betty1718,i co-sign with you all the way.One should not watch those *** *** and assume that Africa is that much of a mess.Crime is much lower.Why don't we see these kind of statements when kids go around *** each other in school,women and children are kidnapped at grocery stores.Please! I think y'all need to visit Africa before you make some of these statements.
As a jamaican, I must say that it's sad these things really do happen. Verses witchcraft, if you're caught doing obea in Jamaica, you'll lucky not to be tied up and CHOPPED up alive. Piece...by piece...
It's tolerated in some places. But you don't wanna be caught.