Drama erupted as the police tried to arrest a house help who had stolen Ksh 4 million from her employer.
According to the Director Of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti, the suspect Miriam Mwelo who was accompanied by her husband was nabbed at a witch doctor’s house in Gachie, Kiambu County, during a ritual to help her evade arrest.
“The detectives arrived in time as the suspect was being immersed in a basin containing a concoction of blood drawn from a dead fowl, whose features resembled those of a cockerel,” Kinoti said.
“Upon noticing the detectives, the elderly witch doctor pronounced endless incantations in an attempt to keep them at bay, but that did not deter the sleuths from executing their mission much to the bemusement of Mwelu, who had closed her eyes expecting the sleuths to vanish. She couldn’t come to terms with reality after the in-charge of the operation told her ‘mama bado tuko hapa vaa nguo twende (We’re still here, put on your clothes and let’s leave).”
The sleuths from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau and the Special Services Unit who arrested the suspects also recovered tools used by the witch doctor.
The suspect, Miriam Mwelo led the officers to her parent’s house in Gachie Ithanga, Murang’a county, where Sh1.57million was recovered, including jewelry allegedly stolen from her employer.
“Detectives rely on actionable intelligence supported forensically through science that cannot be challenged by the dark powers of a witch doctor,” Kinoti said.