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Tanzania exporting witchcraft to neighboring states

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Nairoberry, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Nairoberry

    Nairoberry JF-Expert Member

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    There was drama when five men from Tseikuru location in Tharaka Nithi County lost consciousness on Friday evening after partaking a concoction prepared by two witchdoctors from Pemba in Tanzania.

    The five men were among many people who had turned out to witness the 'miracles' that were being performed by the two witchdoctors.

    According to Henry Muthengi, an eye witness, the two witchdoctors came all the way from Pemba Island in Tanzania following an invitation from one of the villagers who had lost his son.

    He explained he had invited the witchdoctors to intervene after the search for his son had proved futile.

    Upon arrival in Tseikuru, the witch doctors went to a market place where they gathered the people around.

    They proceeded to prepare a concoction which Mr Muthengi says looked, in appearance and taste, like it was made from tobacco.

    The witchdoctors then administered the concoction to the people who gathered around, assuring them that it would not have any effect on them if they were sure that they did not know the whereabouts of the lost son.

    The first five men to take the concoction collapsed immediately, scaring those present.

    Out of fear, the bystanders dispersed and, surprisingly, even the two witchdoctors took to their heels leaving the unconscious men alone.

    It was after the disappearance of the witchdoctors that the residents alerted the police and the two were later arrested in Kyuso trying to
    escape. They were then forced to attend to the five men who had collapsed.

    The five men were then taken to hospital by the police.
    5 hospitalised in witchcraft drama - Counties - nation.co.ke





     
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    Nairoberry, inaelekea demand huko Kenya ni kubwa sana, hata wakati wa Babu wa Loliondo mabasi toka Kenya yalikuwa mengi kweli :welcome:
     
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    Wakati umefika wa kuanza kuvuna mahela toka Kenya.... maana wahenga walisema ''wajinga ndiyo.......''
     
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    Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (CNN) -- It conjures images of cauldrons and pointed hats if you live in the western world or exotic masks and sacred objects if you're on the African continent.
    Around the world a sense of mystery and fear engulfs witchcraft and nowhere is this more evident than in the East African nation of Tanzania. Here, faith in this specific form of African tradition can turn deadly.
    People with albinism have been dismembered in western parts of the country because so-called witchdoctors perpetuate a belief that albino body parts bring great wealth.
    From the archives: Scores of albinos in hiding after attacks
    Those suspected of witchcraft are also targeted; an estimated 600 elderly women were killed in 2011 due to the suspicion they were witches, according to the Legal and Human Rights Center in Tanzania.
    In fact, the Pew Forum on Religious and Public life conducted 25,000 face-to-face interviews in 19 African nations and found that among them, Tanzanians hold the strongest belief in witchcraft.
    Dark arts flourished in Tanzania partly because, compared to its neighbors, it was "less colonized" by European powers, explains Joachim Mwami of Dar Es Salaam University.It says 60% of the Tanzanians interviewed believe that sacrifices to ancestors or spirits can protect them from harm, and that many Christians and Muslims incorporate elements of traditional African beliefs into their daily lives.

    The anthropology professor says for centuries, witchcraft has "served to explain anything inexplicable," in rural villages like a severely sick child or strange illness.
    Professor Mwami admitted that, "even in my own family, I was advised [as a child] not to visit certain relatives considered to be witches," even though there was no proof.
    He says without access to education, people are more likely to follow the claims of traditional healers and pass down those beliefs to the next generation.
    Students at Dar Es Salaam University were reluctant to talk to CNN about opinions relating to witchcraft. Some explained, even if they don't personally believe in the practice, their relatives take it seriously.
    Others feel one must believe in the practice for it to have any power over them. So even with a university education, some students retain some faith in witchcraft.
    Read related: Saudi woman beheaded for witchcraft
    Believers seeking healing regularly visit Mama Safi, a self-proclaimed "good witch," who gained her powers after being visited by spirits, she says.
    "I'm able to remove evil, stomach sickness, migraines, typhoid and diabetes too," she boasts. Safi conducts parts of her ceremonies in Arabic, even though she claims to have never studied it.
    This is the color God chose for me.
    Suleiman Musa, albino




    Her fee ranges anywhere from $20 to $120 depending on the service provided; expensive when you consider most Tanzanians live on less than $2 a day.
    Professor Mwami says the charging of any type of fee is not typical among traditional African healers and is more common among con artists capitalizing on the fears of others.
    Debunking the claims of other so-called witches is Suleiman Musa, a man with albinism living in fear while trying to raise awareness about his genetic condition.
    Albinism reveals itself through a lack of melanin or coloring in the skin, hair and eyes.
    Musa says many of his albino friends fled their rural homes after being chased out by locals. He too experiences prejudice and animosity from strangers. "I bear the pain because I can't do anything [else]," he says.
    Tanzania's first elected albino lawmaker: 'We deserve rights'
    However, in the bustling city of Dar Es Salaam he's found support through an informal football team made up of people with albinism; Albinos United. He relishes the chance to explain to onlookers that he's "normal, because this is the color God chose for me."
    Musa doesn't believe treatment of albinos will improve if Tanzanians remain uneducated about albinism.
    Professor Mwami agrees that education is precisely what's needed to address issues surrounding witchcraft saying, "the popularization of science is the only answer to these predicaments as far as Tanzania and belief s


    Witchcraft in Tanzania: the good, bad and the persecution - CNN.com

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    kwa hiyo unamaanisha witchcraft inachangia kwa uchumi wa tanzania yaani kwa GDP
     
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    [video=youtube_share;ip0IUK2x6fg]http://youtu.be/ip0IUK2x6fg[/video]
     
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    What do you think?
     
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    i think its contributes, tell me do you have any relative involved in the witchcraft industry of tanzania??:biggrin:
     
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    kama una walipa kwa kukufanyia wewe kazi zako basi unachangia GDP ya nchi yenu maana hawa watu wanawafuata wateja huko huko waliko.
     
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    kenya ukianzia na nairobbery kila sehemu sehemu kuna bango la waganga wa kienyej toka tanzania,na wanawaamin waganga toka tz,sababu waganga wengi wa kenya ni wakora,yan wezi na matapeli
     
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    maajabu,hapa tunaongelea uchawi yaani mchawi nadhani kuna tofauti ya mganga na mchawi,hivyo basi unamaanisha unaamini uchawi,manake mimi binafsi kwangu wachawi wote ni matapeli na siamini kwa uchawi
     
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    wachawi na waganga wote ni kitu kimoja,ujawai sikia mtu ameenda kwa mganga kumroga mtu fulani,wote ni kundi moja tofaut ni kuwa mganga yuko kibiashara zaidi,lakin wote wachawi tu
     
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    umenoa kakangu, unajua shida ya tanzania ni kuwa watu wanajua kuongea kiswahili tu lakini hawakifahamu vizuri kwa dhati. mfano wakenya wanawashinda watz kwa kuandika na kuchambua kiswahili,lakini kuongea wabongo wanaongoza. mganga ni kama daktari lakini mchawi ni witch kwa kizungu. kuna tofauti kubwa. mbona ukienda hospitalini au zahanati hujawahi ona wameandika kwa milango zao mchawi?badala wanaandika mganga yaani doctor
     
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    wewe unazungumzia mganga wa hospital,pia kuna mganga wa kienyeji hao ni watu tofaut,mganga wa hospital anatibu kwa kutumia dawa ambazo zimezibitishwa na anasomea tofaut na waganga ambao uwa wanalisi kutoka kwa babu zao,
    pia kwenye mganga wa kienyej wapo wa aina mbili,waganga wanaotumia dawa za mitishamba na uwa wazuri tu,pia kuna wanaotumia tunguri,hao sasa wakat mwingine sio wazuri,wako tayari kuzuru mtu kulingana na shida ya mteja.
    kuhusu kiswahili kenya wanatuzid sana kwa kuwa wanazalisha wataalamu wengi wa lugha ya kiswahili.wametuzid kama 70% kwa kutoa wataalam wengi wa kiswahili,maombi yakitumwa kuitaj watalaam wa kiswahili kufundisha nje,kenya wanachangamkia hizo nafasi,wakati tanzania tumelala
     
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    [/h]Je wengine hawawezi wenyewe ???
     
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    So what is your point you Kenyan?
     
  17. Nairoberry

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    kweli kabisa kaka :poa
     
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    Vipi jirani, unataka huduma? Bring kuku watano -weupe, mchele 25kg, chumvi 5kg, sukari 10kg na nazi kiroba kimoja. Pia uje na hela za technical committee Tsh 500,000. Utafurahi na huduma. Karibu sana.
     
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    umefurahi kweli kusikia tz wamelala,eti kweli kabisa kaka na kadole gumba tehee, huyo moneystunna hajui nairo, ngoja tukuwekee link uone ni wepi wanaenda kufundisha kiswahili nje kati yetu nanyi, mmepigwa booonge la gap, washkuruni mombasa, let me find it
     
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    most kenyans are good believers of witchcraft practices,let them be conned by tanzanians.hahahaha washamba ndio waliwao.:poa
     
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