About Us      ICT Centers      Contacts      Staff      Blog      Webmail      Events & Functions      Survey      Facts or Myths Exchange Rate  


Perspective of the World from Western Kenya
The West Is Rising...
  Home      Programmes      Classified Ads      Downloads      Top Stories      Music Downloads      Photo Gallery     
  |    |    |  
    Search:  
Sponsored Tweets
Get your copy of The Weekly Western Chronicle at only Ksh40  |  Are you a Kenyan living in the USA or UK, listen to West Fm free via your phone. Dial US: 213 493 0195 UK: 020 3519 3770  |  We appreciate sharing of information, we do not condone plagiarism of our work.  |  
Kapchorua Tea Company 137.00  |  Williamson Tea Kenya 275.00  |  Kenya Commercial Bank Ltd. 56.00  |  Safaricom Ltd. 13.40  |  Uchumi Supermarket 9.95  |  Mumias Sugar Company Ltd. 1.85  |   EA Portland Cement 58.00  |   EA Breweries 304.00| 0.66%  |   Cooperative Bank 16.95|-0.29%  |  CMC Holdings 13.50|0.00%  |   CFC Stanbic 64.00|0.00%  |   Centum Investment 21.25|-1.16%  |  
ON FACEBOOK
MKANYAGANO - 10TH TO 11TH MAR 2012 ONE.

More Podcasts

WEST FM EDITORIAL
Elected leaders must be at the fore front of recreating and re-engineering the economies of their counties
The ICC case against the Deputy President will define the political architecture of Kenya going to 2017 and after
The future of the Counties of Western Province can be divined from its education results
PICK OF THE WEEK
Digital migration saga continues in court
Control of resources the main cause of chaos in Narok
OPINION & EDITORIAL
Government should regulate issuance of fire arms to civilians
NCIC chairperson warns political leaders against hate speech
Educational infrastructure should be managed by county governments
PICK OF THE DAY
Chekalini secondary school land grabbers warned
Biometric registration of the “Inua Jamii” cash transfer program officially launched
SPORTS NEWS
Vihiga United FC coach Manoah robbed off Sh. 150, 000
Mufutu FC crowned the Makhabila cup giants
AFC Leopards struggle to improve its squad as Harambee stars coach unveils his u-23 line up
LIFESTYLE
50 year old Florence Ludia Sabatia shares her experience as a cobbler
22 year old female mechanic from Lugari storms the male dominated jua kali sector
Confession of a Mandera terror attack survivor Atibu Osinga
WESTERN AND NORTH RIFT FACTS
Residents raise alarm as Ugandans are issued with IDs in Trans Nzoia
NFK, UDF and KANU urged to support new party formed by TNA and URP
luhya leaders panicking after losing Matumbei ward seat
Program Line Up
Thursday 29 January 2015
05:00 - 09:00 Amka na West FM
05:55 - 06:00 WEATHER FORECAST
06:00 - 06:30 AMKA NA B.B.C
06:30 - 06:45 TAHARIRI
06:45 - 07:00 UCHAMBUZI WA MAGAZETI
07:00 - 07:10 NEWS BULLETIN
07:10 - 09:00 HUDUMA NA MAADILI
09:00 - 09:15 B.B.C NEWS BRIEFS
09:15 - 11:00 SWALA NYETI
10:00 - 10:15 NEWS BRIEFS
10:15 - 10:20 BUSINESS NEWS
11:00 - 01:00 KATA JASHO
11:00 - 11:05 B.B.C NEWS BRIEFS
11:30 - 11:35 SPORTS NEWS
Full Program Line Up



Suspected cattle thief identified after taking oath administered by a witchdoctor in Cherang’ani

Written by Leonard Wamalwa
2012-02-06 16:37:00
Read 1767 Times
Bookmark and Share

The suspect moving around the compound as if searching or following the footsteps of the stollen animals.[PHOTO|Leonard Wamalwa|West Fm]

Residents of a village in Sitatunga location of Cherangani constituency woke up to free drama that brought activities to a stand still for many hours after a witch doctor performed his witches in a home that had lost two cows a month ago and later one of the suspects turned up befitting the signs the doctor had described of the suspected thieves.

The suspect identified as Geofrey Peter is said to have started behaving unusually at about 10pm Sunday night shortly after the witchdoctor by the name Dr Nyasi from Kimilili had finished performing his supernatural applications at the home of Jackson Matata in Nairobi B village.

Eyewitnesses who witnessed the whole process, said that the suspect who is a resident and had also participated in the taking of the oath administered by the witchdoctor started eating grass and doing gestures as he moved towards the cattle shed at the home where the cows were stolen.

"I lost my two cows on January 6 this year and all my efforts to trace them failed and thus I decided to seek assistance from a witchdoctor though it was not easy to get a genuine one but finally I got doctor Nyasi from Kimilili who came last night and performed his rituals and later this suspect turned up and started behaving like this," Mzee Jackson Matata whose cows were stolen told journalists at the scene.

Matata (pictured above) said that he had paid Kshs20,000 to the witch doctor who now demands the same amount of money and two big cows to be paid by the suspect's relatives before the witchdoctor can relieve him from the situation that has rendered him non-functional and speechless but only moves around the home as he continues behaving in a very queer situation.

However the residents who turned up in hundreds at the home were calm and peaceful as they adhered to the doctor's directives that the suspect should not be assaulted though it was not clear what will happen to the suspect if he or his relatives fail to raise the amount and cows required by the doctor.

At the same time another suspect who had been reported to have shown the same signs from the area is said to have been taken to Kitale district hospital with relatives claiming that he had been struck by Malaria.

Lesson to thieves

Following the incident, residents of Sitatunga have shown their optimism that crime especially stealing of livestock and other belongings will be reduced by a bigger percentage as most of the criminals might fear attempting to steal again from the area as they will fear to face the repercussions that their colleague has gone through.

They pointed out that the police and other security agents in the area had failed completely to address the situation noting that whenever they report and even arrest and hand over the suspects to the police; they are always released immediately with no appropriate action being taken against them.

"We are tired of arresting the suspects and taking them to police officers in this area who always release them almost immediately because before we arrive home after handing such suspects to the police, we are caught up by the same suspects walking freely to their homes," said area village elder Peter Namanda.

He said that criminal activities have been rampant in the area and thus prompted villagers to seek other ways of addressing the situation.

"As a village elder I can attest that we have taken very many suspects to the police but before I arrive home the suspects arrive ahead of me after being released immediately by the same officers without investigations and subsequent prosecution," the village elder noted.

Other villagers came up and revealed how they had lost their belongings and how their efforts to trace the goods or the thieves had failed completely.

Switch to Our Mobile Site



Other Related Stories
Pastor impregnates a minor who is an usher/choir member in a church in Bungoma
Priest arrested for defiling a 6 year old girl in Likuyani
Luanda, a market with the highest number of mad men in the country
A seven year old girl circumcises a two year old boy in Lugari
Madisi primary school pupil dies while swallowing Chapatti
Toilets at the Vihiga County Commissioner's building closed indefinitely
Remains of a white settler buried in Lugari in 1960s exhumed and stolen
Teenager appears in court for raping an 80 year old woman in Vihiga
6 men and a woman forcefully bathed in public for allegedly failing to bath in Likuyani
Man arrested in Bungoma for committing bestiality with a dog
Pastor arrested for defiling teenage girl in a church
Man almost kills his 10 year old boy for forgetting to buy a cigarette
Shock as doctors find live snakes in a corpse during postmortem
A man who offered his wife to clear a debt of Sh. 900 nursing serious injuries after the wife attacked him
Pastor escapes lynching narrowly for stealing people’s wives in Bungoma
Confession of a 45 year old man who circumcised himself in Likuyani
Man escapes forced circumcision in Bungoma
A man forced to marry two donkeys after he was caught in a sexual act with the animals
Traditional circumciser dies with knife in hand after circumcising a boy in Bungoma
Men come out to receive ‘government wives’ in Nambale




LATEST NEWS
The weekly western chronicle issue no: 063, Ford K, New Ford Kenya headed for merger?
The weekly western chronicle issue no: 062, alarm as Ugandans issued with Kenyan IDs
The weekly western chronicle issue no: 061, Mudavadi mulls ODM return
BUSINESS NEWS
Konza city development technology set for global competition
World Vision to support county government projects in West Pokot
MICE expo 2015 aims at diversifying the tourism sector in Kenya
COUNTY REGIONAL NEWS
Chiefs warned against taking security issues lightly
Trans Nzoia MPs rescue MCAs facing charges at kitale court
Butere residents urged to ignore Plans to recall area MP
FUNNY BUT TRUE
Pastor impregnates a minor who is an usher/choir member in a church in Bungoma
Priest arrested for defiling a 6 year old girl in Likuyani
Luanda, a market with the highest number of mad men in the country
ENVIRONMENT
7 million trees to be planted in Busia County this year
Mt. Elgon residents benefit from a Sh. 47 million water project
Bumala residents decry poor sanitation in town
MUSIC SPOTLIGHT
Music festivals kick off at St Luke’s Kimilili Boys high school
A Rift Valley based vernacular musician emerges as the highly paid
A class 8 pupil urges parents to nurture talents of their children

WEST DATA - WEATHER
Kapsabet H30° L17°

Nairobi H 26° L13°

Mombasa H34° L25°

Busia H30° L15°

Kitale H25° L11°

Vihiga H30° L17°

Webuye H30° L17°

Kapenguria H27° L13°

Kakamega H30° L17°

Kisumu H30° L17°

Lodwar H33° L26°

Eldoret H25° L11°

Bungoma H30° L17°


West FM Survey


Username:
Password:


More Videos


© Copyright 2014. WestFM. All Rights Reserved.