Shina village residents in Kakamega County are living in fear after a mysterious sickness killed eight people in the ultimate month.
Local authorities confirmed that eight residents had succumbed to the mysterious illness.
However, they are yet to establish its cause. The deceased had countless symptoms, including; swollen hands, painful blisters, and itchy rashes. Doctors tried to keep them, but they succumbed to complications.
There were rumors in the village that a witch physician had precipitated the mysterious disease. He had allegedly solid a spell after anybody stole common alcohol from one of the homesteads.
“The ones that are sick drank chang’aa that had been stolen from the home. After it used to be stolen, the home owner threatened to seek advice from a witch doctor. People are scared due to the fact they consider it is about witchcraft,” one of the villagers claimed.
Antony Wiraka used to be one of the victims. His family is presently making preparations for his burial. His wife, Violet, advised the media that Antony’s fingers began swelling and became black.
“Antony commenced appearing strangely. He advised me he was once ailing and feared he would die. He was in so much ache and even threatened suicide,” she narrated.