The burial ceremony of a boy who died after being bitten by a snake in Tulwa Village, Lwandeti Location in Matate Sub-county,Lugari, was disrupted when a 7-foot black mamba emerged and threw the mourners into shambles.
The 12-year-old son of Mr. Charles Wambogo alias Wambongo Wechifusi is said to have succumbed after snake venom overwhelmed him.
According to West FM, the unsightly creature was spotted among mourners who were busy singing as the grave was being filled with earth to form a mound.
The sudden realization threw the crowd into total confusion, sending the organizers and the witnesses alike on alert, scrambling for safety.
The mourners believed the mysterious snake is the one which bit the boy and led to his death.
A group of men managed to take control of the serpent, which was going towards the grave, and killed it before the burial resumed.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.