Yesterday, the plight of a cat that has been trapped in a jerrycan for 4 days at a village in Kiembeni, Mombasa, was highlighted.
Villagers have refused to save with most of them in agreement that it is a demon. This is not the first time we’re hearing cat stories in Mombasa, and probably their worries are justified. But what do other Kenyans think?
Below is a collection of tweets on the story.
Phillip Mwaniki – Release the damn cat. That’s just painful to watch.
Poshia Musesya – So, a cat is suspected to be a human but for 4 days it has not transformed back into a human and rescued itself? Mombasa yawa.
@pmureith – Only in Mombasa. An eye witness confessed on TV that a ‘male’ kitten/cat gave birth same area
Scope Magazine – A bald man in Mombasa can no longer have his hair grow since his head was urinated on last year. Blames an cat #idler
Wangare Q – screw superstition tht cat is in distress bana…! #mombasa people and witchcraft
Joseph Kariuki – You are doomed if you are born a cat in Mombasa.
Ruth Mutegi – This Mombasa residents have issues! Ati a male cut gave birth and another urinated on someone’s head! God have mercy on that trapped cat.
Bandit – The poor cat in a mtungi! And the superstitions in Mombasa, useless humans!!
@carolnjogu – wooiiyyee some people from Mombasa are so superstitious and inanimal how do you do that to a cat
@princesswaticha – That cat is a she-devil, mombasa mimi siendi
Sammy Ngatia – How inhuman are the people of Loma Mombasa, is it ignorance or a dose of both ignorance and superstition? the cat was probably thirsty
@fredricndulu – Where are the animal activists in Mombasa?Save the poor cat from the superstitious man.Thats cruelty on animals
Chebet – Well I hate cats but I would sure save the darn cat from than jerrycan…watu wa mombasa jameni¿
@rerimoi – Let the cat go! I’m urging Mombasa residents to be human and free that cat bana
NimCo – OMG what is it with Mombasa and cat stories
Graham Samuel – These mombasa guys cant help a cat stuck on a water container claiming its a person. Kam on, thats nonsense.
Kenny Kaburu – LEAKED PHOTO: The Mombasa cat that created uproar!
UPDATE: The cat was finally rescued by Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (KSPCA)