Elderly killings on the rise, Kilifi Activists lament


Activists in Kilifi County have lamented over the killings of the elderly on witchcraft allegations.

Human rights defenders argue that youths have wrongfully used the age factor to do eliminate the elderly in the county.

According to Kilifi social justice Centre executive director, Simon Kazungu over ten elderly people have been murdered in cold blood on claims of practising witchcraft since June this year.

‘’It is surprising that Over 10 elderly accused of engaging in witchcraft have been murdered in cold blood. The cases had drastically reduced but it is unfortunate that the trend is rising now, he noted.

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He says the cases are currently rampant in the area.

‘’These cases are on the rise in Magarini, Sabaki and Malindi areas,” he said.

He pointed out that the cases are still rife within the county.

Kazungu who also doubles as the Pwani Social Justice Centre Chair pointed out that despite being rescued some of the elderly have also fallen victim to the same.

“There is an elderly who had initially been rescued and later taken to the community; he ended up being murdered,”

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