Abuya was arrested and later taken to the Kilgoris Law courts and arraigned before Resident Magistrate Amos Mokoross for hunting game.
The accused person pleaded guilty to the charges and was jailed for three months or an alternative fine of Sh10,000 in default.
In mitigation, the accused asked the court to forgive him saying that he did not know that it was a crime to a kill a snake. Evidently, he had bitten more than he could chew.
In the meantime, and going by recent stories such as the seizure of a dead hyena destined to a witchdoctor’s hut, game rangers may be forced to shift their big guns from poachers’ hideouts and point them at witchdoctor’s dens.