Confrontation ensued between Taita Taveta University students members of Christian Union (CU) and Kaya elders at Kaloleni after the learners flushed old men who were performing rituals in the nearby shrines.
The students claimed there were demons planted inside the Kaya shrine.
According to the Redeemed Church Gospel senior pastor John Maingi, the scuffles ensued after the missionaries who had visited the area ,with the aim of spreading gospel spotted the Kaya elders performing rituals.
“The youths who were in the area were irritated by the presence of the traditionalists who were in the shrines adjacent to the church while dressed in their traditional clothes, carrying out rituals. They stormed the shrines paraded them outside and began praying for them outside the shrines after claiming they had been led by the holy spirit,” Maingi said.
He noted that although the Kaya members were against the move to pray for them they were forced to remain calm as the youths conducted prayers.
“There were scuffles witnessed because members of Kaya were not ready to be prayed for while the youth believed that whatever they were doing was demonic and had to remove their traditional clothes to pray for them ,” he said.
Calm was later restored as police officers were called in.