A 30-year-old man was beaten up almost to death by an irate mob after he was found naked performing what is said to be witchcraft in Kathiani sub-county of Machakos County.
The man was found performing the act at a pastor’s home in Kiteng’ei village, Iveti hills location.
Confirming the incident, the Senior chief Iveti location Charles Loki said that the man was found reciting incantations while holding charms and going round the house.
“He was found by neighbors and family members going round the house who then raised an alarm and people gathered around him and started to give him blows and kicks, ” he said.
“While he was reciting his incantations, the pastor was inside praying. This might have confused the man that’s why he was caught unawares, ” added the chief.
According to the chief, Nyumba kumi officers are the ones who came to the man’s rescue as the residents wanted to set him up on fire.
Chief Loki said it’s not the first time the man has been caught performing witchcraft in other people’s homes.
“He has been known of doing witchcraft and this is not his first time doing the same in a pastors house, ” he said.
He has been arrested and is being locked in Kathiani Police station awaiting arraignment in court.
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