SORCERY CONDEMNED

Embu women use witchcraft on wayward husbands

Clergy says wives should turn to God when husbands adulterous, alcoholic, irresponsible, violent

In Summary

• Too many Christian women turn to dark arts to tame their husbands

• Witchcraft charms don't work,  turn men into zombies

Embu Mbeere Methodist Church of Kenya Circuit's Superitendent Minister Rev Paul Kithuka Speaking at Bishop Kim MCK church Kiambuthi on Sunday March 24 2019
Embu Mbeere Methodist Church of Kenya Circuit's Superitendent Minister Rev Paul Kithuka Speaking at Bishop Kim MCK church Kiambuthi on Sunday March 24 2019
Image: REUBEN GITHINJI

Devout Christian women are visiting witches at night to 'tame' unfaithful, drunken, violent and irresponsible husbands. 

“Some Christians have been seeking charms from witch doctors to enable them to control their husbands. This is the work of demons," Rev Paul Kithuka said on Sunday.

He spoke at Bishop Kim MCK Church on Sunday. He is superintendent minister at Embu Mbere Methodist Church.

"These women need God's intervention and we should pray for them," Rev Kithuka said.

He said they give Christianity a bad name and keep unrepentent people from converting to Christianity.

He said women seek the dark arts because they suspect their husbands are unfaithful, because they are irresponsible alcoholics and don't meet their family and marital responsibilities. Some women seek witchcraft because they fear their husbands might stray.

But instead of solving the problems, these wives make the situation worse because witchcraft charms don't work but can turn their husbands into "zombies" and have other negative side effects.

Rev Kithuka spoke when he received men from various churches into full Men's Fellowship.

He told women that God's help is the only way to solve problems with their men.

The clergyman said that since the beginning God made men leaders and women should head their husbands.

Rev Kithuka said women who have been visiting witches and witchdoctors could be destroying future generations, saying without there would be no future.

Men, however, must be responsible and take care of their families financially, morally and give guidance on all the domestic issues, the clergyman said.

He urged men to seek God’s guidance and pray to be given the wisdom to look after their families and refrain from all misdeeds that  make their wives lose faith and visit witchdoctors out of desperation.

Rev Kithuka is also the pastor in charge of Bishop Kim Methodist Church at Kiambuthi in Embu  Town.