- Mbeere subcounty commander Emmanual Kiplagat told the Star that Lilian was yet to positively verify that the cow belongs to her.
- Waithera said she sought the aid from the witchdoctor to force the suspects to return her cow before selling it.
Two cow theft suspects who presented themselves at Makutano police station through alleged black magic incantations have been released.
The two are said to have stolen the cow from Lilian Waithera, who had sought aid from the witchdoctor.
Waithera said she was contented by the recovery of her cow and had no interests to pursue the case further.
Mbeere subcounty commander Emmanual Kiplagat told the Star that Lilian was yet to positively verify that the cow belongs to her.
He said due to the sensitivity of the matter police are keen not to release the cow and later realise it belonged to someone else.
“The cow is yet to be released and police are waiting from the owner to identify them. She should bring some neighbours to verify that the cows truly belongs to her," Kiplagat said on Monday.
"We can’t release it and maybe it was stolen from somebody else. We released the two suspects because the complainant is not willing to proceed with the case."
Waithera said she sought the aid from the witchdoctor to force the suspects to return her cow before selling it.
The suspects both aged below 30, seemed bothered and reeling in pain as they were under attack from a warm of bees on their hands.
The witchdoctor named as Baba Nyota, armed with his paraphernalia performed his magic to relieve the suspects from pain inflicted by the bees.
‘‘I reported my cow suspects to Makutano police station but later sought a witchdoctor's help to trace them faster. I don’t intend to move on with the case but I forgive the suspects,” Lilian said.
The witchdoctor said he had assured Waithera that in less than a week before the thieves would have present themselves to the station.
“I told her to report the matter to the police station as I sent the bees to attack the suspects. I am an herbalist and I gave her some medicine to apply at the cow shed and I was confident the cow will be returned,” Baba Nyota said.