Two police officers in Kakamega County were forced to run for their lives after a woman who they had gone to arrest stripped naked.
The officers decided to run so as to avoid being cursed for seeing a naked middle-aged woman. According to Luhya traditions, when a woman strips naked and a man happens to see her, then the man automatically gets cursed. This explains why the officers had to run to save their lives.
The police officers had gone to arrest the woman after her neighbours complained that she had a peculiar habit of letting her donkeys into their farms to destroy their crops.
According to the neighbours, they had used all means to talk to the woman but their efforts bore no fruit. They therefore decided to seek assistance from the police.
Akili ni mali kweli. The woman was fortunate enough to avoid arrest, as the officers never came back.
Well, do you believe in the myths and traditions preserved by our local communities? Do the myths and rhetorics of being cursed work?
What would you have done if you were in the situation of the police officers?