By: Kenzie Jansonius
Twenty-nine suspects in conjunction to the brutal murders of seven children have been arrested in the Njombe region of Tanzania. The death toll continues to rise as more bodies are uncovered. Early reports show that the children were kidnapped and killed so that body parts, primarily their lungs and genitalia, could be harvested and used in witchcraft rituals based in the superstition that they would bring riches, power, and success to those performing the ritual. Extra police forces have been sent to Njombe to ensure that the kidnappings will not continue.