Thursday, January 26, 2006


A starving African woman tried it with poor results:
A starving Kenyan woman placed a powerful tribal curse on God, accusing him of sending famine, and died in her sleep, local newspapers said Thursday.

The woman from eastern Kenya's drought-ravaged Kangundo district decided to invoke a dreaded oath from the Kamba community, famed for its potent witchcraft, media reports said.

"Whoever brought this famine, let him perish," the woman chanted, striking a cooking pot with a stick.

"She accomplished the feat at 10 a.m. and waited for the results, but God's wrath struck at night. She died peacefully in her sleep," the Kenya Times newspaper said.

Memo to self: pray for rain instead.

(Thanks to theosebes reader Sean for the link.)

1 comment:

Anne said...

"Pray for rain instead" - ain't that the truth.