NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Officials say a mob has burned to death 11 people suspected of being witches and wizards in western Kenya.
Deputy police spokesman Charles Owino says the mob hunted down the 8 women and 3 men in two villages in the western Kenya district of Kisii Central. Owino says most of the victims were between 70 years old and 90 years old. Only one of the victims was 40 years old.
Senior administrator Njoroge Ndirangu says the mob used a list to hunt down people they said are suspected witches and wizards.
He added: “These people identified who is to be killed by accusing their victims of bewitching their sons and daughters.” Ndirangu is the commissioner in charge of Kisii Central district.