A Kenyan criminal couple have been arrested by detectives at the house of a popular herbalist in Gachie, Kiambu county, Kenya.
Also arrested along with the criminal couple is the well known herbalist who was preparing a charm that will help the couple become invisible to security agents.
According to Kenyan Directorate of Criminal Investigation, the prime suspect, a lady identified as Miriam Mwelu stole the sum of Sh 4million from her employer three weeks ago.
She and her partner, one Timothy Akoi, were then trailed to a renowned witch doctor’s house in Gachie, Kiambu county, where Mwelu had gone to seek protection from the police.
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According to a statement by Kenyan DCI, the detectives arrived in time as the suspect was being immersed in a basin containing a concoction of blood drawn from a dead fowl, whose features resembled those of a cockerel.
DCI statement further reads; “Upon noticing the detectives, the elderly witch doctor pronounced endless incantations in an attempt to keep them at bay, but that did not deter the sleuths from executing their mission much to the bemusement of Mwelu, who had closed her eyes expecting the sleuths to vanish.
“A set of paraphernalia forming part of the witch doctor’s tools of trade including horns, feathers and cowrie shells were recovered.
“Among the services offered by the witch doctor as detailed on a long list seen by the detectives was ‘Kutoshikwa na DCI’ attracting a fee of Sh5,000.
“Later, the suspect led the detectives to her parents home in Ithanga, Murang’a county, where Sh1.57million was recovered.
“Also recovered was the jewelry stolen from the woman’s employer. DCI is cautioning criminals who have committed crimes not to waste time seeking the services of wizards, to protect them from our officers.”