‘Witch torture’ trial: Hair cut to ‘release kindoki’

A man accused of killing a teenage boy he thought was a witch cut the hair of a young woman to “release the witchcraft”, the Old Bailey has heard.

According to the BBC Naomi Ilonga, who was 19 at the time, said Eric Bikubi accused her of witchcraft, known as kindoki, because she bit her nails.

Mr Bikubi and his partner Magalie Bamu, both aged 28 and from Newham, both deny murdering Bamu’s brother Kristy, 15.

Ad: Vacation? City Trip? Weekend Break? Book Skip-the-line tickets

Miss Ilonga, a Jehovah’s Witness, said she considered Bamu to be her cousin but she had gone along with Bikubi’s accusations.

The trial continues.

Source

(Listed if other than Religion News Blog, or if not shown above)
, , ,

Religion News Blog posted this on Friday January 27, 2012.
Last updated if a date shows here:

   

More About This Subject

AFFILIATE LINKS

Our website includes affiliate links, which means we get a small commission -- at no additional cost to you -- for each qualifying purpose. For instance, as an Amazon Associate, Religion News Blog earns from qualifying purchases. That is one reason why we can provide this research service free of charge.

Speaking of which: One way in which you can support us — at no additional cost to you — is by shopping at Amazon.com.

Travel Religiously

Book skip-the-line tickets to the worlds major religious sites — or to any other place in the world.