A family in Mbaya village, Lumakanda location, Lugari Sub County is living in fear following the invasion of mysterious snakes in their house in bizarre incidents.
Speaking to West Media at their home, Ms. Eskeen Igado narrated how a gumboot mysteriously turned into a serpent and started slithering around the house before she spotted a second snake enclosed in a bottle.
In the first incident she said she had gone to pick an egg after a hen laid it on her bed when she discovered a baby’s gumboot on top of the egg. she removed the gumboot and kept the egg at a safer place but on turning back, she was shocked to find the gumboot turning into a snake.
“I though a child had thrown the gumboot on the egg, I removed the gumboot and kept the egg on a tray but when I turned back I was shocked to see the gumboot turning into a snake starting with the head as it uncoiled itself slowly and turned into a six feet reptile and started moving around the house. I screamed and ran out to inform my disabled mother was resting outside,” explained Ingado.
They called their neighbour Mr. Francis Simiyu Lirova who managed to corner the snake which had climbed on the bed and killed it.
Igado said in the second incident as she was doing a thorough cleaning of the house moving household items from one point to another, a bottle fell from a bag in which they had kept several bottles and started rolling on the floor.
She said as it rolled she saw a black object inside and on looking keen she was shocked to discover it was a snake.
“The snake was still alive despite the bottle being covered at the top by a piece of amaize cob,” said Ingado.
She carried the bottle to the road that passes near their compound attracting the attention of hundreds of passers-by who were struck by the phenomenon and linked it to superstitions.
“It is shocking how the snake entered the bottle and closed itself inside with the cob,” said Ingado.
Her plea to the crowd of onlookers to break the bottle and help her kill the snake were in vain as everybody was afraid to touch it.
Later church leaders were called, carried the bottle to the house where they held prayers before throwing it into the Lumakanda stream with the snake still inside.
Ingado’s mother Ms. Elima Kadenyeka is unable to comprehend the shocking episodes calling for help from religious leaders to help her unravel the incidents rocking her house.
“People have started accusing me of rearing snakes but in our family we are God fearing people and I have never seen snakes being reared,” said Kadenyeka.
Mr. Francis Simiyu who killed the first snake narrated how he struggled with the daring six feet serpent close to an hour before managing to kill it.