Locals wants action against killers of elderly in Rabai

Witchcraft paraphernalia. Two suspects have been arrested while at a witchdoctor's house who was allegedly helping them to escape the police./COURTESY

Residents of Bwagamoyo village in Rabai constituency,Kilifi County, have petitioned the government to stop the killings of the elderly people on suspicion of practicing witchcraft.

Speaking to reporters, the residents said they are tired of the incidents and promised to cooperate with police in identifying persons involved in the macabre killings.

Meanwhile Rabai sub-county deputy commissioner Mr. Musa Salat, has called on the public to report any incidents of insecurity to the relevant authorities.

Salat also warned the public against killing elderly people.

Incidents of murder of elderly people in rampant in Coast region over witchcraft claims.