From yesterday’s Sunday Nation: Why many are falling for the jujuman’s charms
Four Cabinet ministers are among thousands of Kenyans flocking to consult witchdoctors and fortune tellers, interviews with charm sellers and soothsayers reveal.
The witchdoctors promise a simple solution to all problems and desires, be it romance, career, health, an errant lover and even political power. They are doing such a roaring business that they advertise the potency of their charms in leading newspapers, such as the Daily Nation and the Sunday Nation.
Thanks to their services, many prominent Kenyans are therefore walking around wearing charms and talismans, some disguised as gold chains, amulets and bracelets.
Also putting their faith on talismans dispensed by fortune tellers and self-acclaimed astrologers are scores of MPs, businessmen and people with relationship problems, as extensive investigations by the Sunday Nation reveal.
Operating from various parts of the city including rooms in three-star hotel rooms, the charm sellers attract clients through advertisements and references. . .
. . . Sunday Nation could not find anyone willing to admit that they had consulted a witchdoctor. But the “doctors” said those flashy cufflinks, glasses, chains and gold rings could actually be charms.
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