Shock as a man from Kapseret, Uasin Gishu County, woke up to find a coffin right in front oh his house.
Meshack Nyambati stated that, upon opening the coffin, he found a dead snake, an empty envelope, a dead cat and the carcass of a squirrel in what is suspected to be an act of witchcraft.
Meshack reported the incident to Kiambaa Police Station. The police accompanied him to the scene and carried away the coffin and its contents for analysis.
Mr. Meshack lives in an outspan area, about a kilometer away from the police station.
Investigations are underway to establish the motive. However, If police manage to find the culprit, he or she would face up to 10 years in prison, according to the Witchcraft Act, Chapter 67 Laws of Kenya, Article 3.
“Any person professing a knowledge of so-called witchcraft or the use of charms, who advises any person applying to him how to bewitch or injure persons, animals or other property, or who supplies any person with an article purporting to be a means of witchcraft, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years,” states the act.