• This is not witchcraft at all because as family snakes have been our main source of livelihood, our father used to trade in it and also trained us to feed and domesticate snakes

Huge python snake that slithered into late ‘Snake charmer’s home in Kampi ya Samaki, Baringo North on Friday.
Huge python snake that slithered into late ‘Snake charmer’s home in Kampi ya Samaki, Baringo North on Friday.
Image: JOSEPH KANGOGO

Shock as a huge python snake entered and slept in the bed of a known snake charmer, who died on June 30, 2021.

The incident took place in Baringo's Kampi ya Samaki slum in the home of the deceased 86-year old, ‘Dr William’ - real name Ewoi Nakorot - on Friday.

“My husband died after a short illness on 30th June and we buried him on Thursday, then the humble snake visited us on Friday around 11 pm,” the widow Esther Ewoi said on Saturday.

She said as a family they did not bother to chase away or kill the seemingly innocent reptile saying “we believe it just decided to visit and mourn his late friend,” she said.

According to Esther, the snake passed through the gravesite before it slithered inside the deceased old man’s house, climbed straight into his bed, coiled and slept quietly.

“To us, this is a blessing, maybe my late husband manifested himself to us through the snake, which he used to take good care of throughout his life,” she said.

Vincent Ewoi one of the late ‘snake charmer’ sons said the following morning, they alerted the villagers who came and witnessed the miracles before capturing it with his bare hands and released it to the nearby bushes.

“This is not witchcraft at all because as family snakes have been our main source of livelihood, our father used to trade in it and also trained us to feed and domesticate snakes,” Ewoi said.

Their mother, Esther is also known for her prowess to use local herbs to heal victims of snake bites.