(BBC) According to authorities, a domestic worker from Kenya who is accused of stealing money from the home of a government figure where she was employed was detained at a witch doctor’s temple.
The suspect and her companion were apprehended, according to the police, at the “famous witch-house” doctor’s in a town close to Nairobi, “where she had gone to seek protection” from being apprehended.
The suspect was discovered by detectives as she was submerged in a basin of blood from a dead bird, according to a statement from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
“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 [the suspect], who had closed her eyes expecting the sleuths to vanish,” the statement added.
Additionally, the DCI posted images of the purported witch-doctors’ paraphernalia.
According to reports, the suspected theft of 4 million shillings ($33,700; £28,000) and jewelry from the state official’s home occurred last month, and the suspect has since vanished.
In order to avoid being apprehended, the police have cautioned offenders not to waste their time searching out witchcraft services.