Witchcraft accusations and the resulting violence have become phenomenal in Kisii County. This violence against suspected witches is increasing daily. This has led to serious problems that are economically, socially and politically disruptive and frustrate any attempt at self-development. It is reported that about six people are exposed to various forms of violence every month in Kisii county for allegedly practicing witchcraft hence threatening life and peaceful coexistence in the county. Despite increased incidents of violence, the Kenya Constitution provides for freedom of belief even in cases where the majority of the population would find certain beliefs harmful or despicable.Violence to suspected witches is against human rights. Increasing cases of the violence demonstrates that it is difficult to contain the practice. This book aimed at explaining the contemporary upsurge of violence against suspected witches in the region and tries to seek solution to the problem from an African religious perspective.

Book Details:

ISBN-13:

978-3-659-75170-7

ISBN-10:

3659751707

EAN:

9783659751707

Book language:

English

By (author) :

Simon Gisege Omare

Number of pages:

136

Published on:

2015-08-17

Category:

Other Religions