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Students suspected to have beaten an elderly man to death in kwale

06 June 2016, 14:09

Nairobi - A 70 years old man was hacked to death by suspected students at Tsunguni village in Matuga after Friday prayer outside Abubakar integrated school mosque on claims of being a witch.

The angry students are said to have beaten up the elderly man to death using sticks and poles before fleeing the scene unnoticed at broad day light some meters from the deceased house.

Area chief Omar Mwamaisha said that the deceased Athman Bamama was killed by the students who flew the scene after the incident.

“I was attracted by the students noise and when I reached here they were nowhere but the lifeless body outside the Islamic institution behind the mosque,” he said.

Mwamaisha said the older man was beaten to death by the suspects using blunt objects including sticks and stones which covered his body.

The deceased is said to have been a worker at the Islamic institution sometimes back as a cleaner before being fired by the management.

Relatives who spoke on condition of anonymity said the elderly man was being accused by the school management of being a witch before being fired.

“Students at the institution especially females used to be disturbed by demons. We believe the students killed him because of that,” said the relative.

The director of the institution Masoud Mwandemba was put to task to explain where the heads teacher was when the incident occurred.

“The head teacher called to inform me about the issue while I was holding a meeting in another institution in Likoni area. “There must be somebody who was around when the incident occurred. According to my knowledge on Fridays the students normally break from classes at around 11:30am,” he said.

When police arrived the school was deserted a clear indication they were mobilized to kill the man and flee to avoid arrest.

The deceased’s body was carried by detectives who took it to mortuary at Msambweni referral hospita

- MyNews24

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