Man Beheaded After Witchcraft Allegation


A Tangoye Village man lost his head this week after being accused of using witchcraft to kill two local residents.

Siraje Kayondo was attacked in his garden Saturday evening around 7pm, dragged out into the streets by a mob of angry neighbors, strung up and beheaded.

“After cutting off his head, they threw it in a nearby bush and ran away, leaving the body on the roadside,” police explained to The Daily Monitor.


This was not the first attack against Kayondo, whose home was destroyed this past January which left him fleeing the village for safety.

The garden, however, was left untouched and over the remaining months Kayondo would sneak back to tend his crops hoping to not be spotted.

Those responsible for the destruction of Siraje Kayondo’s home were arrested and charged with malicious damage of property. No news is yet known if any arrests have been made regarding the attack and murder of Kayondo. A friend who was witness to the event was left unharmed and hopefully will be able to identify the guilty parties.

Dana Matthews

Dana Matthews

Co-founder, Editor, Writer, at Week in Weird & Planet Weird
Week in Weird co-founder, managing editor, and paranormal TV junkie, Dana has been actively investigating the strange and the anomalous for well over 15 years. Her writing has been featured in local and national news outlets, as well as Roadtrippers, Nerdist, io9, Jezebel, Mary Sue, Dread Central, Kotaku, and other awesome publications both in print and online. When she’s not telling ghost stories or penning articles about real haunted places, she acts as a producer, writer, host, and assistant editor for Engaging the Strange.
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