Witchcraft tales in thirst for land put elders lives at risk

A volunteer teacher Nguma Kiwala (right) talks to elders at Kaya Godhoma Centre in Kilifi County. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mzee Ngoka was branded by his own wife and children a witch, before they attempted to harm him.
  • Within the Coastal counties, land ownership is still an emotive issue with the resource notably the cause of the killing of most elders.

Hidden deep in the thicket, just a kilometre from Mrima wa Ndege township is Kaya Godhoma Centre, a sanctuary that has hosted tens of elders since 2008.

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