Violence Escalates In South Aftrica - The News Junkie
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Violence Escalates In South Aftrica

Rampaging Mobs Have The Entire Region Living In Fear:

A rampaging mob in western Kenya burnt 15 women accused of witchcraft to death, a local official and villagers told AFP Wednesday.

"This is unacceptable. People must not take the law into their own hands simply because they suspected someone," said Mwangi Ngunyi, the head of Nyamaiya district. "We will hunt the suspects down," he added.

The gang of about 100 people moved from house to house late Tuesday, tied up their victims and set them ablaze, the official said.

Ngunyi added that the mob also torched 50 houses in Nyakeo village, located some 300 kilometres (180 miles) northwest of the capital Nairobi.

"I can't believe my wife of many years would be killed so brutally by people who cannot prove their case even before God," said Enoch Obiero, a pastor.

Lawlessness in what is an essentially lawless land? Why is anyone surprised that this is occurring? Kenya has been a tinderbox just waiting for a brisk wind for some time now and it appears that time has arrived. Place all bets on this violence continuing.

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