Jubilee Governor accuses Nasa of importing witch doctors

The Governor claimed the Opposition had brought witch doctors from Mombasa and Congo.

Samburu County Governor Moses Lenolkulal addresses a press conference at Maralal town.

Lenolkulal said the Opposition had resulted to black magic in order to win the August 8 polls.

The governor claimed the Opposition had brought 15 witch doctors from Mombasa and Congo to increase their popularity and offer protection during elections.

According to him the 15 witch doctors had been ‘planted’ strategically in several slums across Maralal town where a number of well-known politicians visit them.

"We have no problem with those who have brought in witch doctors. For us, we rely on the strength and power of God. We will ask for votes through the proper manner and we believe we will be re-elected again," Lenolkulal said.

Among the candidates who will battle Lenolkulal for the gubernatorial seat is ODM's Simeon Lesirma.

The use of sorcery and witchcraft is well documented in Kenya’s democracy and cases of the same have been reported in all parts of the country; especially during the electioneering period.

In February, Tigania East Member of Parliament Aburi Mpuri went public with claims that Meru County Senator Kiraitu Murungi will clinch the gubernatorial seat, courtesy of assistance from charms.

In one of the highly publicised witchcraft election petitions in the country, former Cabinet minister Musikari Kombo lost his Webuye parliamentary seat in November 1994 after a three-judge bench found him guilty of an election offence for engaging in witchcraft practices.

The Evangelical Bishops and Pastors led by Deliverance Church head televangelist Rev Mark Kariuki is on record warning politicians against use of witch doctors in the General Election.

They claimed some politicians went as far as South Africa, West Africa and Tanzania to look for mystic powers to win polls.

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