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Six family members killed in Rongo over ‘witchcraft’

Rongo OCPD Kibet Kirui said four other family members managed to escape the attack but sustained serious burns in the incident/file

MIGORI, Kenya, Mar 1 – Six relatives have been killed and several others, including an eight-year-old girl, escaped death narrowly in Rongo constituency, Migori county in a suspected revenge ‘witchcraft’ attack.

Residents of Nyang’au Village carried out the attack on a family suspected of being witches and torched their five houses on Thursday night.

The six bodies were taken to Rosewood Mortuary in Rongo town.

Rongo OCPD Kibet Kirui said four other family members managed to escape the attack but sustained serious burns in the incident.

They were later taken to Migori Referral Hospital for treatment where they are still receiving medical attention.

Kirui said they have not made any arrests, but they are following important leads.

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