In the face of insistence on the part of pursed lipped politicians and dog collared ANC apologists, that the recent anti immigrant violence in South Africa was somehow the fault of the pre-1994 white Apartheid government, which as one prelate stated, "schooled the nation in xenophobia", rather than further evidence of a savage and, deeply tribal, brutality running wild through sub Saharan Africa, I, shall pass on to you the news that at least 11 elderly women have been burnt alive in, Kenya, on account of them being witches.
Villagers said earlier that the mob had killed 15 women.
The region, populated mainly by the Kisii tribe, has been dubbed Kenya's "sorcery belt" due to the number of mob attacks on women suspected of witchcraft.
Efforts by the authorities to clamp down on vigilante and mob justice have been unsuccessful.
Several cases have also been reported in recent months in neighbouring Tanzania, forcing President Jakaya Kikwete to order special protection for albinos, who were murdered and mutilated for good luck by witch-doctors.
Presumably the British government and press are confident that those Africans who seem willing to chop up their fellow citizens alive at the drop of a machete, and who believe that setting fire to old ladies and foreigners, and who have such a touchingly "ethnic" belief in sorcery, are far too busy chopping and burning to join the rush to enrich Britain.
I have to confess to a healthy scepticism.