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Police arrest fake thieves, witch doctors for stage-managing Mombasa incident

By WACHIRA MWANGI September 6th, 2017 1 min read

Police in Mombasa have arrested four people suspected to have stage-managed the Wednesday morning dramatic sorcery incident in Bamburi.

The suspects, two Ugandan men (the witch doctors) and two other men who posed as the disgraced thieves, were arrested and arraigned before the Shanzu Law Court later in the day.

Police sources say the woman, who alleged to be the owner of the ‘stolen’ car, is being grilled at the Bamburi Police Station.

The alleged witch doctors are accused of being in possession of a snake without a licence from the Kenya Wildlife Service.


Kisauni OCPD Christopher Rotich, while confirming the incident, said they have arrested the witchdoctor, his accomplice and two other men said to have stolen a vehicle in Kiembeni.

“We have already taken them to court, the witchdoctor and his assistant and the other two men who stole the vehicle.” He said.

According to the initial story, the two men are alleged to have stolen the vehicle last week on Friday during the Eid Ul Adha celebration

After the arrests. PHOTO | WACHIRA MWANGI
After the arrests. PHOTO | WACHIRA MWANGI

They caused a stir at Masters Stage in Bamburi where they were seen stripping and walking about the vehicle after a spell from the witchdoctor.

According to witnesses, the men appeared with the car early Wednesday morning at Masters Area of Bamburi.

Police privy to the investigations revealed that the five stage-managed the whole sorcery drama to boost their business.