The political rivalry between Machakos Governor, Dr Alfred Mutua, and his Deputy, Bernard Kiala, took an ugly turn on Friday after the latter accused the former of engaging in witchcraft.

According to Kiala, Mutua, who claims to be a devoted Christian, uses witchcraft to hoodwink journalists and Machakos County residents.

Kiala who was accused of being a sex pest that devours on poor girls in his office, said Mutua openly uses witchcraft for protection and has hidden dead dried frogs and a cobra skin in his office.

Machakos Deputy Governor Bernard Kiala

The Deputy Governor alleged that witch doctors from Zanzibar frequent Mutua’s office to demand for payments and Mutua visits Zanzibar and Tanzania to look for more paraphernalia which he hides in his office, his house and in his many vehicles.

Kiala spoke a week after Mutua accused him of being a lazy, corrupt and incompetent officer who only knows how to sleep with poor girls who visit his office looking for jobs.