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How politician ‘used witchcraft’ to win the August elections

By DAVID KWALIMWA September 18th, 2017 1 min read

A candidate who lost in the August 8 General Elections has narrated a bizarre incident in a bid to convince a court that his opponent gained undue advantage by engaging the services of four witchdoctors.

The petitioner Letutut Ole Masikonde, in his affidavit filed before the Chief Magistrates court in Narok, claims his opponent had among other things “slaughtered a colobus monkey and tied its skin on his waist” to woo voters.

Mr Masikonde lost in the race for the ward seat of the Olposimoru ward.

He claims the witchcraft act deleted all his phone contacts and he was thus unable to get in touch with his supporters ahead of the election date.


“On 4th August 2017, our last day of campaigns, the respondent brought and engaged the services of four wizards,” Mr Masikonde states in the affidavit.

“They (wizards) slaughtered a columbus monkey and spread the intestinal remains in Olposimoru, Olemeisi, Shabaltarakwa and Kamurar/Kukenik polling stations.”

“They tied the skin on the colobus monkey on the first respondent waist like a belt. The effect was to confuse voters. The first respondent started greeting and hugging voters animatedly. Mysteriously, all the voters who made contact with the first Respondent voted in his favour.”

“The other shocking event is the loss of my phone contacts on my phonebook and SIM. I woke up in the morning of August 4 to realize that my phone contacts were blank! As a result, I was unable to respond to the urgent issues or get in touch with my supporters. Further, a trailer carrying my supporters overturned mysteriously resulting in injury and hospitalization of 7 women.”