In a scene that played out like a National Geographic Documentary, Kenyans are still bewildered by the recent happening in Kitui after a snake fell from the clutch of an eagle in the sky and bit a man inside a car.
On Thursday, David Musyoka narrated his near-death experience from his hospital bed at Mwingi Level Four Hospital.
Mr. Musyoka, a driver with the County Government of Kitui was headed to Mui Basin in Mwingi town when a wounded snake, which had been dropped from the sky by the eagle, slithered into the vehicle through the window.
“I heard something bang the roof of the double cab pick-up, and before I could slow down to check what was happening, the snake had entered the vehicle through the window, landing on the front passenger seat,” said Mr Musyoka.
Horrified, he immediately stopped the double cabin pickup truck to save himself from the angry snake.
“As soon as my left hand touched the gear lever, the cobra struck, its fangs sinking into the index finger. I stopped the vehicle and got out of the car, with the snake hanging on my hand,” he told the Nation newspaper.
A crowd from Kwa Mbungu market heard his screams and rushed to rescue him from the ordeal.
As the men tried to kill the snake, the hungry eagle eager to regain its prey swiftly descended on the road and snatched away its meal and flew away.
After first aid, a fading away Musyoka was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
“I started feeling dizziness and irritation in my eyes and I was worried the snake venom was taking a toll on me. I was rushed to Mwingi Level Four Hospital where I was immediately admitted and put on anti-venom treatment” Mr Musyoka said.
The lucky man lost consciousness at 3pm and it was until 9pm that he fully regained his faculties.