The Gusii highlands of southwestern Kenya are a Paradise. But as in any Paradise, there is a snake: Ignorance mixed with religious extremism, which have led to savage murders and lynchings of hundreds of people — mostly elderly women — on suspicion of practicing witchcraft. Following the recent murder of four people, Africa Straight Talk co-host Edwin “Baba Nani” Okong’o, who was born and raised in the Gusii, speaks about this ugly blemish on his beautiful homeland.
Episode 78: Hunting ‘witches’ in Kisii is an ugly blemish on a Kenyan Paradise
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Khaboshi is a videographer and currently produces and edits a podcast called Africa Straight Talk. After graduating from San Francisco State University, Khaboshi began working in video production and some of the documentaries she has worked on have been shown at local Bay Area film festivals. After a couple of years, Khaboshi enrolled in Johns Hopkins University and graduated with a Masters in Communications. When not working on the podcast, you will find Khaboshi outdoors hiking, or visiting small towns around California and around the world. -- There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." --Maya Angelou. View all posts by Khaboshi
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Wow! Amazing topic on witches. Can’t wait to read.
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