Authored by Linda Shiundu
The three suspects had promised the couple to cleanse a property they intend to sell off evil spirits – They visited the couples home in Westlands area with a suitcase and other witchcraft paraphernalia – The suspects then convince the couple to give them the money which would partly be used to buy special oil to burn the snake – After receiving the money, the suspects left and never returned
The three had promised the couple to cleanse the property they intended to sell off evil spirits. They visited the area with a suitcase and other witchcraft paraphernalia. They convinced the couple to give them the money which they would use to buy special oil that they would use burn the snake.
Police in Nairobi have arrested three suspects accused of obtaining KSh 2 million from a couple in Westlands area under false pretence. The three identified as Titus Fedha, Haji Shariff and a Tanzanian, Suleiman Mzava had allegedly promised the couple that they would help them expel evil spirits in one of their properties.
Three arrested for conning Nairobi couple KSh 2 Million over witchcraft According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the couple, Mr and Mrs. Harbanas Sign Sanata were intending to sell the property. The three suspects in the company of two others still at large had visited the compound in Westlands area with a briefcase containing a snake and other witchcraft paraphanelia. “The three suspects (with others still at large) visited the residence of the complainants with a briefcase containing a snake other paraphernalia,” said the DCI.
The suspects had told the couple that part of the KSh 2 million was meant to buy special oil to burn the snake but upon receiving the money, they disappeared. “They convinced the couple to part with the money for buying special oil to burn the snake, after which the suspects disappeared,” added the DCI.
This prompted the couple to report the matter at Pangani police station after which officers commenced investigations. A search was also conducted at Shariff’s home in Kileleshwa where another suitcase full of witchcraft paraphernalia was recovered.
Very many people lose their money and property to witches but fail to report the matter to authorities for fear of being ashamed and lack of evidence. The case is not unique only to Kenya but cuts across Africa more especially in countries like Nigeria and the East African region and DR Congo.
By Otushabire Tibyangye