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.
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.
Eric Bikubi and Magalie Bamu will be sentenced today after being found guilty of the murder of Kristy Bamu.
A couple will be jailed for life today for torturing and drowning a teenage boy they accused of being a witch. Kristy Bamu was killed by his sister and her partner in a bath at a tower block in Newham on Christmas Day 2010.
Missed our special report on the disturbing phenomena which drove Eric Baikubi and Magalie Bamu to murder? Here it is again
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.