Witchcraft Duo Sentenced

Magalie Bamu has been sentenced to a minimum of 25 years and her partner Eric Bikubi has been jailed for 30 years following the murder of Kristy Bamu.

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Eric Bikubi and Magalie Bamu jailed for witchcraft murder

Pair jailed for witchcraft murder Credit: Reuters

The pair responsible for the death of 15-year-old Kristy Bamu have been jailed today. Eric Bikubi has been sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison whilst Magalie Bamu has been ordered to serve 25 years. The couple were found guilty of murder at the Old Bailey last week.

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Witchcraft duo jailed

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Magalie Bamu has been sentenced to a minimum of 25 years and her partner Eric Bikubi has been jailed for 30 years following the murder of Kristy Bamu, who they believed to be a witch.

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Investigating witchcraft

Our reporter Ronke Phillips travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo with the African religion expert Dr Richard Hoskin to investigate the practise the form of witchcraft known as Kindoki. Kristy Bamu was murdered because his killers believed he was possessed.

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