Kakamega: Livestock thieves surrender after witchdoctor deploys bees to hunt them down
A bizarre incident was
witnessed in Botsoto, Kakamega County, on Friday after a witchdoctor reportedly
used magical powers to root out three livestock thieves who had struck Emusanda
village a few days earlier.
The three culprits; Hillary
Momanyi (22), John Bukhazio (28), and Winston Mutiele (20), are said to have
voluntarily returned to the scene of crime with their loot - a goat and a calf -
after they were attacked by a swarm of bees allegedly on the command of the
All three suspects were
reportedly mooing and bleating during the entire ordeal.
Police reports say that the owner
of the stolen livestock, 42-year-old Tolibert Imbiakah, sought out the services
of the witchdoctor after waking up one morning only to find that his farm
animals had been stolen under the cover of darkness.
“The witch doctor visited the
man’s compound and conducted some rituals at the enclosure while mumbling some
incantations, then left telling the owner not to worry as the thugs would come
looking for him after two days,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
(DCI) said in a statement.
“True to his words, today at
10am, their hands mobbed by swarms of bees as they carried the animals aloft
bleating and mooing rhythmically.”
The three suspects were handed
over to police after Imbiakah positively identified his stolen farm animals.
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