In a twist of events that could only be described as extraordinary, two women in Kitengela, Kajiado County, found themselves on the receiving end of a swarm of bees.
The reason? Allegedly stealing a substantial amount of money from another woman. But this was no ordinary act of nature; it was a calculated move, orchestrated by a witch doctor.
Aisha Salome was en route to Kitengela from Kakamega County with plans to start a business. She had Sh100,000 (roughly $680) in her possession, her entire capital.
Two women boarded the same matatu (public minibus) and sat near her. Upon reaching Kitengela, Salome discovered her money was missing. She reported the theft to the local police but decided she couldn’t wait for the wheels of justice to turn slowly.
Why Wait for the Law When You Have Witchcraft?
Salome took matters into her own hands – or rather, into the hands of a witch doctor. A relative had suggested this unconventional route to justice, and Salome was desperate enough to try it.
“I was at a loss. That was all the capital I had for my new business,” she explained.
The Witch Doctor’s Role
The two alleged thieves found themselves pursued by a swarm of bees, drawing a large crowd of onlookers. They wandered through the town for over two hours, clutching the stolen money, until they reached the residence of Wesonga, the witch doctor.
Wesonga’s security personnel ushered them into a two-bedroom house, where the witch doctor performed rituals to disperse the bees.
According to Wesonga, he had been contacted by Salome and decided to assist her in recovering her money. Furthermore, he mentioned that he had inherited his abilities from his father and that it only took him three days to locate the two women.
“This is the work I inherited from my father. It took me only three days to locate these two ladies,” he said.
After the ritual, the women were handed over to the police for prosecution.
Social Media Reactions
The incident sparked a flurry of comments on social media. While some questioned why such supernatural interventions aren’t used against corrupt politicians, others saw it as an “African solution to African problems.”
As experts in Kenya discuss the use of witchcraft and supernatural practices to deal with theft cases and other criminal activities, it’s crucial to remain neutral and assess these methods with a clear and knowledgeable perspective.
The effectiveness of using supernatural spells or engaging witch doctors in addressing crime is yet to be confirmed, and it’s paramount to rely on established legal processes overseen by the relevant authorities.
Other Thieves Caught By Bees
This isn’t the first case of bees being used in Witchcraft. If we search the internet we find countless stories of bees being used to seemingly track down suspects, apprehend them and almost persuade them to hand themselves in.
We’ve included links below to some other stories about thieves being attacked by bees.
Livestock Thieves Surrender After Witchdoctor Sends Bees After Them
- Source: Capital FM Kenya
- Summary: In Botsoto, Kakamega County, three thieves returned a stolen goat and calf after a witch doctor sent bees to attack them. The suspects were mooing and bleating, mimicking the animals they had stolen.
Bees ‘Arrest’ Suspected Burglars in Busia
- Source: Monitor
- Summary: Two burglars in Busia, Uganda, were “handcuffed” by bees after stealing a TV set. The bees mobbed the hands of one suspect, while the other had the TV set stuck to his hands. They were later arrested by the police.
Witchcraft: Car Thief Surrenders to Police After Mysterious Attack by Bees
- Source: Nairobi News
- Summary: A suspected car thief in Uganda ran to a police station after being attacked by bees. The bees only left after a witchdoctor performed a ritual. The thief had drugged the car owner before stealing the vehicle.
Man Returns Stolen Subwoofer After Being Attacked by Bees
- Source: Monitor
- Summary: In Masindi, Uganda, a man suspected of theft was attacked by bees and forced to return a stolen subwoofer. The bees covered the man’s head, neck, and back. He was later taken to a witchdoctor who made the bees vanish.
Drama as Thieves Attacked by Bees Voluntarily Return Stolen Cow to Police
- Source: NTV Kenya
- Summary: Thieves in Kenya were attacked by a swarm of bees after stealing a cow. The bees forced them to return the cow to its rightful owner. The thieves were later arrested by the police.
Man Attacked by A Swarm of Bees After Suspected Theft
- Source: Switch TV Kenya
- Summary: In Bungoma town, a suspected thief and his accomplice were attacked by bees after allegedly stealing household items, including a gas cooker and a flat-screen TV. The man’s hand was covered in bees as he walked through the town, followed by a crowd taking videos and pictures. The police did not intervene, and the suspects were forced to return to the scene of the crime. A herbalist eventually drove the bees away, and the suspects were taken into custody.
These stories offer a fascinating look at how bees are playing a role in crime prevention. Whether it’s livestock or electronics, it seems thieves should think twice before crossing paths with these winged warriors. 🐝
What are your thoughts? Is this merely coincidence or do you think the witch doctor really can control bees?
The incident in Kitengela, Kajiado County serves as a stark reminder of the lengths people will go to seek justice, especially when conventional methods fail them.
It also raises ethical questions about the use of witchcraft as a form of justice. But one thing is clear: in Kitengela, it’s not just the law you have to worry about; it’s the bees too.
Questions to Ponder
- Ethical Dilemma: Is it ethical to resort to witchcraft for justice?
- Law vs. Witchcraft: What does this incident say about the public’s faith in the legal system?
- Social Commentary: What are the implications of such incidents on societal beliefs and norms?
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