70-year-old man killed by students over witchcraft allegations

70-year-old man killed by students over witchcraft allegations

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Kwale, KENYA: A 70 years old man was on Friday found dead outside a school mosque in Abubakar mixed secondary school Matuga constituency.

The man discovered as Athman Bamama, a resident of Tsunguni village; is said to have been killed by a mob few minutes after Muslim Friday prayers.

Students are said to have hit Mr Bamama with huge sticks and stones, before fleeing the school compound.

Confirming the incident area village chairman Omar Mwamaisha said the incident occurred at around 1:30 pm when he was at his home with his family.

He explained that he had students shouting and when he reached the scene, the students had already vacated the place.

Mwamaisha further added that he saw the deceased body covered with blood and his face with injuries of objects suspected to be blunt.

According to one of his family members (identity withheld) ,the deceased used to work at the school before he was fired by the school principal due to witchcraft allegations.

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Police took the body to Msambweni hospital mortuary as investigations start.

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