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Kenya Mob Torches 11 for Witchcraft

'Sorcerers' accused of casting spells on villagers
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2008 8:15 AM CDT
Kenya Mob Torches 11 for Witchcraft
Men belonging to the Kisii tribe run as they battle a group of rival Kalenjis. A mob of hundreds of Kisii tribesmen has lynched 11 people accused of sorcery.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A mob in western Kenya hunted down and killed 11 people they accused of being witches and wizards, AP reports. The gang went from house to house with a list of suspected sorcerers and the spells they had cast. The eight men and three women, most over 70, were lynched and burned in their homes in the notoriously superstitious district. (Read more Kenya stories.)

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