Kenya: Picking up the pieces after losing loved ones over witchcraft claims

In the villages of Nyang’iti, Ritembu, Itibo, and Mogenda in Kisii County, less than two kilometres a part, lies five freshly dug graves covered with a little flora. Ruins of torched houses and deserted homes are what has remained of these villages following the lynching of suspected witches.

Many villagers are in panic following the mystery surrounding the death of their loved ones. The five graves belong to elderly people who on different occasions were tortured and burnt to death, a horrific practice that appears to be on the increase in Gusii land.

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