Nairobi, Kenya (AFP) — A Kenyan school bus driver died after drinking a potion brewed by a “witchdoctor” to prove he had not stolen books, sparking angry protests from villagers, a report said Tuesday.
The school directors in a village in Kenya’s southwestern Kisii district hired a witchdoctor to seek out the thief of school books, with the driver volunteering to drink a potion to prove he was innocent.
“The driver was dared… to prove his innocence by drinking the mixture,” local police chief Simon Kiragu told Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper.
“The 33-year old collapsed and died immediately after the drink.”
Furious villagers then took revenge on school leaders by torching the school bus and the deputy director’s house.