14-year-old girl set to marry lightning in Pokot
04 February 2016, 09:34
Nairobi - Villagers in Nyarkulian village, West Pokot County have been left in shock following allegations that a 14 year-old girl is set to be married to lightning.
According to the girl’s neighbors, the man first appeared six months ago when he proposed to the girl but she turned down his offer. It is then that he is alleged to have offered her KES 30,000 to take to her mother but she still turned down the offer.
The girl’s mother claims that this prompted them to seek the services of a witchdoctor who claimed that it was lightning that wants to marry her daughter.
According to Tapach MCA Thomas Cheleken the incident has left them shocked as it has never been heard of.
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“Kama kuna mtu amewai sikia kitendo kama hii atusaidie kwasababu tunahofia maisha ya msichana wetu sasa (If there is anyone who can help us, we would be grateful. We are now becoming more concerned about her safety),” said Cheleken during an interview with the press.
The man is said to have appeared again late December and asked the girl whether she was ready, before making another comeback yesterday morning.
He is said to have last appeared to the girl while she was taking bath at a nearby river.
It is his last appearance that got the villagers more worried as he is said to have been accompanied by two other men.
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