A man was tortured to death and his colleague’s eyes gouged out and privates chopped off for allegedly practicing witchcraft in Baringo.
An angry mob stormed the houses of 50-year-old, Bartuin Chirchir, and 45-year-old Joshua Kimurkew Kipkech at Barketew sub-location on Thursday evening and accused them of being behind the deaths of several people in the area.
Speaking from the hospital bed at Kabarnet District Hospital, Kipkech said that they were tied up and dragged to a bush and beaten using stones, sticks and fire rods while being compelled to admit guilt and name their victims. Unfortunately, Chirchir succumbed to the injuries.
He is lucky to survive but with one testicle and one eye.
Kipkech however denied ever engaging in witchcraft but to save his life, he just admitted to bewitching his wife and children.
Muruka Kays, a Medical Superintendent at the Kabarnet District Hospital, said that Kipkech was admitted at the facility in serious condition but he is now stabilizing
The police are yet to comment on the matter.