Man lynched by mob after attacking Kitui witch-doctor he had gone to consult

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A man’s appointment with a witch doctor turned tragic, after an altercation between them attracted a rowdy mob that came to the rescue of the witch doctor.

According to a DCI page, Mr. Muthui Mwenga, 65, had gone to consult the traditional ‘medicine man’ in Mwingi East, Kitui County before an argument arose over an unspecified issue.

Neighbours in Mathuki area reported hearing the wails and screams of the well-known 80-year-old witch doctor, who has over the years earned himself a good reputation in Mathuki, for his trade. They immediately rushed to his rescue in their numbers.

DCI further reports that residents lynched the client turned assailant.

“On arrival, they found him writhing in pain after being attacked on the head by the client turned assailant. The angry residents descended on the client with all manner of projectiles, killing him on the spot”, Reports the DCI..

However, DCI cautioned Kenyans against taking the law into their own hands.

“We caution members of the public to refrain from taking the law into their own hands and endeavour to report crimes to police for action”, It stated.