Early this weeks, life came to a standstill in Bamburi Mombasa, after two car thieves stripped naked and started dancing in the middle of the road with a snake around their shoulders as they bathed in muddy water.
It was reported that that a witch doctor in the county had sent a snake to stop the thieves after the owner approached her.
Zipo.co.ke has however established that the whole thing was a publicity stunt and those who took part in it have been arrested.
Kisauni OCPD Christopher Rotich says the incident was stage-managed, that there were no thieves or any stolen cars, it was all a creation.
The suspects, two thieves and two witch-doctors were arraigned at Shanzu Law Court and the lady car owner was also apprehended and taken to Bamburi Police Station for questioning.
The said witch doctors were also charged with being in possession of a snake without a Kenya Wildlife Society permit.
The police boss claimed the accomplices stage-managed the crime so as to boost their trade.