Two women from Nyamninia village in Siaya County were arrested on Monday after they allegedly held a bizarre prayer session for a 10-year-old boy to improve his performance in school.
The minor sustained serious burns on his face and body and is currently hospitalised.
The boy’s grandmother sought the women’s services after a series of what she narrated as a long spell of the boy’s under performance in academics despite his relentless efforts to improve.
Equipped with what is thought to be petrol or some form of flammable liquid, the women proceeded to douse the boy’s face as they sought to cast out the ‘demons’ they alleged were responsible for his underperformance.
Yala Township Location chief Joannes Anam confirmed the incident and subsequent arrest of the two women.