50-year-old-Woman Caned For Witchcraft

A 50-year -old woman in Amagoro central zone Malaba town council was on Wednesday, subjected to 24 strokes of the canes after the LC1 court found her guilty of bewitching her 25 year old sister in- law.

Apio squirms on the ground as she is whipped for being a witch in Tororo.
Apio squirms on the ground as she is whipped for being a witch in Tororo.

Margaret Apio, a house wife, was caned in public after she confessed bewitching her sister in-law Victoria Achola making her barren for the last five years.

Apio is the wife of Alfred Omukanga of Amagoro ‘B” zone Malaba town council.

“Evidence” of Apio’s powers first came to light during the burial of her father in law Kasimiri Orokodo on that Monday that week. She reportedly demanded that Achola bow down before her or she would fail to conceive a child in her marriage.

Achola first got married to Apio’s brother in Raraki village, Molo Sub County, in 2008 before divorcing and getting married to James Owori in Katerema Rubongi Sub County, Budama South in 2009.

The village secretary of defence prepares to administer punishment to Apio after she was found guilty of witchcraft.
The village secretary of defence prepares to administer punishment to Apio after she was found guilty of witchcraft.

However, Achola failed to produce any children in the marriage and her husband repeatedly beat her for being childless.

During an LC 1 village meeting, she explained that she had bewitched Achola for abandoning her brother to marry another man.

Apio then accepted to “cleanse” Achola of the spell she had placed on her in addition to being punished for her “witchcraft.”

Apio confesses to Achola that she is "responsible" for her inability to conceive for five years and asks for forgiveness.
Apio confesses to Achola that she is “responsible” for her inability to conceive for five years and asks for forgiveness.

10 thoughts on “50-year-old-Woman Caned For Witchcraft

  1. Is this story real or made up? It sounds like a pre-civilisation story reminiscent of medieval of times! At least not for the 21st century. Let us wait if Victoria will now bear children.

    1. I wonder which law in uganda you are talking of? Uganda is a jungle where there’s no law governing any body whatsoever

      1. Henry, I know that the enforcement of law in Uganda is not absolute but I have lived in countries where it is a real jungle in terms of the law and I would hesitate to classify Uganda in the same category.

  2. This is an abuse of women’s rights, who gave that man powers to Cain that helpless woman laying down. Total madness

  3. Although she admitted to it, she must have done so out of fear and duress. Is there any evidence that she actually acted as alleged?

  4. The devil is active in peoples’ lives. We need to preach Jesus and give reasons why he was crucified.

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