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June 25, 2018

2 men in Bamburi ‘witchcraft’ drama to receive their mental report today

The two suspected car thieves outside Yeshua Clinic in Bamburi on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. /BRIAN OTIENO
The two suspected car thieves outside Yeshua Clinic in Bamburi on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. /BRIAN OTIENO

Two men who caused a stir in Bamburi-masters last week will return to court today for their medical report.

Musa Ongumu and Patrick Omondi stripped and dance naked after allegedly 'being found with a stolen car".

They are expected to be charged with being in possession of a stolen vehicle or handling stolen goods.

Last week, senior principal magistrate Diana Mochache ordered the two be taken for mental assessment.

In court, they appeared absent minded and did seem not to be aware of what was happening.

However, two people who were involved in the saga said they are the only ones who could heal them.

Ugandan Yassin Lekorobe, 19,  and Ronald Nganga said doctors could not heal them.

Lekorobe and Nganga were charged with claiming ownership of a cobra that they used for witchcraft without permit from Kenya wildlife services.

Lekorobe was further charged with unlawfully being in Kenya without a permit.

They denied the charges and were remanded at Shimo la Tewa Prison. The state objected their release on bond, citing interference of witnesses.

The fifth accused in the saga, which has turned out to be a well-organised drama, is also expected to be sentenced after pleading guilty to giving false information.

Elizabeth Wetaba, who had alleged her car was stolen and recovered by the witch doctors, denied that it belongs to her.

She had claimed that she had lost the car for three days.

The prosecution said they might prefer more charges depending on the outcome of the investigations.

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