The Kenyan Standard carries photographs of an alleged witchdoctor, Mr Chengo Dingo, being stripped of his powers.
Kanamai residents in the Kilifi District accused Mr Dingo of destroying marriages and wrecking businesses. In response the locals hired the servers of two ‘senior’ withdoctors; Safari Mohamed and Omar Mohamed to render Dingo powerless.
The witchdoctor was shaved, painted, made to straddle the more senior Mohamed and tehn carried around the village. He was declared free of evil powers.
The stripping of the witchdoctor’s power comes after a spate of witch and witchdoctor incidents in Kenya. Recently in South Africa a Transkei woman was shot and killed after being accused of witchcraft.
In Pure Spirit
What do you think of the ritual used to strip Dingo of his powers? Would it work? Did Mr Dingo ever have any witchdoctor powers in the first place?