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Election loser claims opponent used witchcraft to win election

By DAVID KWALIMWA September 17th, 2017 2 min read

A candidate who lost in the August 8 general election wants the results nullified by the court over claims that his opponent used witchcraft to win the seat

The petitioner narrated a bizarre incident about how the said opponent gained undue advantage in the exercise by engaging the services of “four wizards”.

In his affidavit filed before the Chief Magistrates Court in Narok, Letutut Ole Masikonde who lost in the race to for the Member of County Assembly ward seat of the Olpuismori ward, now says the eventual winner Wilfred Kiaket Kuyo, among other things, “slaughtered a Columbus monkey” and tied its skin on its waist.

Ole Masikonde claims as a result of this development, all contacts suddenly disappeared from his phone and he was, thus, unable to coordinate his campaigns.

“On 4th August 2017, our last day of campaigns, the respondent brought and engaged the services of four wizards,” Ole 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,” the petitioner submitted.

“They tied the skin of the Colmbus monkey on the 1st Respondent (Kuyo’s) waist like a belt. The effect was to confuse voters. The 1st Respondent started greeting and hugging voters animatedly. Mysteriously, all the voters who made contact with the 1st Respondent voted in his favour,”

“The other shocking event is the loss of my phone contacts on my phone book 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,” Ole Masikonde claims.

This petition is just one among hundreds others also involving gubernatorial, senatorial, and women representatives filed in various courts countrywide.