Eldoret man wakes up to find coffin with dead snake, squirrel on his doorstep

By Joel Muinde On Mon, 12 Aug, 2019 20:12 | 1 min read
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  • Shocked and scared, Mr Nyambati, who lives in Outspan area in Kapseret Sub County, reported the bizarre incident to the Kiambaa Police Station.

A man from Uasin Gishu County woke up on Monday morning to the surprise of his life on his doorstep.

Outside his house, Mr Meshack Nyambati found small coffin which on opening contained a dead snake, an empty envelope and a dead squirrel.

Shocked and scared, Mr Nyambati, who lives in Outspan area in Kapseret Sub County, reported the bizarre incident to the Kiambaa Police Station.

Police visited his home and took the coffin with them as they commenced investigations.

Should police the find the suspect who dropped off the items at Nyambati’s house in what seemed like a death threat in the form of witch, he or she faces a prison sentence not exceeding 10 years.

The Witchcraft Act, Chapter 67 Laws of Kenya, Article 3 states that: Any person professing a knowledge of so-called witchcraft or the use of charms, who advises any person applying to him how to bewitch or injure persons, animals or other property, or who supplies any person with any article purporting to be a means of witchcraft, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years.