Elderly woman believed to have sent evil spirits to pupils lynched

, MACHAKOS, Kenya, Jul 12 – A 65-year-old woman accused of practicing witchcraft was burnt to death in Makueni County Tuesday night.

According to police, the woman was accused of sending evil spirits to several pupils of Mwende primary school in Mbooni Sub-County.

They say Residents of Kisau village gathered following word that one of the pupils started making funny sounds and mentioning the granny’s name.

Area police boss Peter Njeru confirmed the incident and said the woman allegedly owned up before being set ablaze.

He however warned Kenyans against lynching witchcraft suspects and urged them to instead report them to the authorities.

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