Thursday, May 29, 2008

Kenya police have arrested 86 people in connection with killing of 11 elderly people suspected of being witches

Eight women and three men were burned to death in the western Kisii district, where belief in witchcraft is widespread. Those arrested may face charges ranging from murder to robbery with violence. Investigations were still under way but those charged with murder could face the death sentence. Five of the suspects were found in possession of property and livestock belonging to some of the victims and will be tried for violent robbery.

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