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Five Suspected Witches Burnt to Death in Kenya


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Tom
- 3761 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Five elderly people suspected of practicing witchcraft were burnt to death in western Kenya, police said. They include four women and a man in their 80's who were accused of having abducted a child. They were all hunted down and burnt in their houses.



   

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Kit B (276)
Saturday February 28, 2009, 6:42 pm
These witch crimes are rampant in Africa right now, most seem directed at children in the Congo and Niger. The government could help by educating people about how the churches are encouraging this to make money from exorcism.
 

. (0)
Saturday February 28, 2009, 8:06 pm
how baebaric.. wvwn if they were witches they have a right to their beliefs
 

Edward Case (7)
Saturday February 28, 2009, 8:45 pm
When I read this news, my heart is breaking. Cannot acceptance ever be learned? Those in power who believe in absolutes, cause barbarism. The lives and the souls of those affected come to rest...
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 1, 2009, 12:06 am
Sadly noted. Thank you Tom.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 1, 2009, 12:10 am
A cowards act, people needs to educated.
 

Judith M (7)
Sunday March 1, 2009, 1:07 am
I'm confused though because in the article it said they abducted a child and he was found unconsciousalong side of the road. Did they believe the child was going to be used for some ritual? People don't seem to understand that rituals including children sacrifice happens in some of those remote places. I don't think we have all the facts to make a rational judgement. Peace
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Sunday March 1, 2009, 1:16 am
Barbaric, whatever they did or didn't do -- let police & the courts investigate before carrying out such wild acts of mob violence !

Thanks, Tom.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 1, 2009, 1:15 pm
It is barbaric to burn people up no matter what they "think" they did. Gads, what is this world coming to?
 
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