Scary juju: Family finds coffin with dead snake and squirrel at their doorstep


Police in Kapsaret, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya, have commenced investigations into a case where a family woke up and found a coffin with carcasses of a snake and squirrel lying at their doorstep.

According to a police report, the coffin which also had a white empty envelop is believed to have been placed at the doorstep of Meshack Nyambati on the night of Sunday, August 11.

“Meshack woke up on Monday, August 12, 2019, at around 6.30am and upon opening his door he found a small coffin outside.”

“The coffin had a dead snake, an empty envelope and a dead squirrel,” said the police.

Strange content of the coffin

“Upon seeing the coffin, which was barely a metre away from their doorstop, Nyambati alerted neighbours before reporting the matter to Kiambaa Police Station.

“It was so shocking. My family is now living in fear because we are yet to know the motive of dumping the coffin outside my house,” said Nyambati.

He said police officers, upon opening the casket were dazed to discover it had some unusual contents. “We are a Christian family and have we wronged anyone to deserve this kind o treatment,” Nyambati added.

Police investigating the scary incident said someone might have been out to throw the family into panic for reasons that are yet to be ascertained.

They vowed to bring the culprits to record and face the wrath of the law.

Should police the find the suspect who dropped off the items at Nyambati’s house in what seemed like a death threat in the form of witch, he or she faces a prison sentence not exceeding 10 years.


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