Foreign tourists are reportedly trooping to Magarini, Kilifi County to seek the services of Mijikenda witch doctors.
The foreigners, mainly from Italy, mostly seek treatment of chronic diseases and to establish the sources of their problems.
Over the weekend, close to 100 Italian tourists visited a cultural center in Magarini and parted ways with thousands of dollars in order to receive healing, says The Star. The guests are said to members of a yoga and herbalist fraternity in Venice.
Witch doctors who spoke to the Star said the number of foreign tourists visiting them in search of traditional healing has continued to rise year by year.
One tourist said he was told that he was experiencing challenges in life because he abandoned his parents in Italy.
Mario Jei and his wife Grazie, who are herbalists and yoga club owners with over 1,000 members in Venice, also sought the witch doctor’s services. Jei told the newspaper that he was directed to the Kenyan witch doctor through a dream.
Sidi Thoya, a witch doctor, asked them to undergo a traditional cleansing in order to be successful. They were also asked to return after three days for ‘medicine’ that will make them prosper.