Woman dies after eating stolen chicken


A primary school teacher at Nyamakoroto village, Gesima in Nyamira County lost her life after she allegedly consumed stolen chicken.

According to her brother, Samuel Morogoro, the teacher developed a swollen stomach immediately after eating the chicken.

Nyaboke was a social woman who interacted with everyone. She ate chicken at our neighbour and started complaining,” he said.

The teacher, Ms Nyaboke was then rushed to a local private clinic afterwhich she was referred to Nyamira County Hospital. 

We organized for a taxi and took her to hospital but she could not survive. She was pronounced dead even after the doctors could attend to her at Nyamira County hospital,” her brother said.

Area Assistant chief John Gesami confirmed the incident and said that the chicken the neighbor had slaughtered was stolen.

The neighbor who gave the deceased chicken meat is a notorious thief. The chicken she ate was stolen and the owner had threatened to bewitch the thief,” he said.

The Assistant chief said the woman developed a swollen stomach, a clear indication that the meat she ate had been bewitched by the its owner.

The neighbor has since gone into hiding and according to Gesami the local police officers are searching for her.

The deceased body was moved to Nyamira County hospital mortuary waiting for postmortem.

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