Men nabbed for flogging genitals

2010-09-14 07:33

Kenyan police said they arrested a mortuary attendant and a hearse driver for trying to sell male genitals outside a bank in Nairobi.

Following a tip-off, police nabbed the unidentified pair while they were waiting for their client outside the bank.

“We received a tip-off and laid an ambush and that is when we arrested these two gentlemen just as they were trying to sell the male private parts,” Johana Cheboi, a police official, said yesterday, displaying the genitals wrapped in a green plastic bag.

Another police official said the men were cooperating.

“They have told us how it all started and have even agreed to take us to the mortuary to show us the body from where they chopped off these private parts,” said the official who did not want to be named.

Selling of human body parts is rare in Kenya although belief in witchcraft is widespread.

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