Four people who were involved in the witchcraft drama this morning in Mombasa arrested and taken to court. Kisauni OCPD Christopher Rotich says the suspects stage managed the incident to market their business.
The snake was taken away by Kenya Wildlife Services and will be offered stress therapy.
Two Ugandan nationals, and Catherine Omok, a Kenyan woman, choreographed the morning act, alongside the suspected thieves, so that they could use the buzz created out of the incident to advertise witchcraft services.
Police say intent was to defraud Kenyans.
Confirming the incident, Kisauni OCPD, Christopher Rotich,said the two were also arrested for illegally being in possession of a snake, which is contrary to KWS laws.
Rotich added that Catherine Omok, claiming to be the witchdoctor, said the car belonged to her, but could not provide a logbook to prove ownership