The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Snakes Strike Fear in in Butere

Poisnous snakes have become a life threatening issue in Butere. Already there has been reported deaths from snake bites. In the past three weeks, the residents say three people have died from snakes.

The residents of Maondo village now want the government to catch all the snakes and take them away. "We are living in fear, you cannot walk a 100 metres without meeting a snake," said John Ojwang'

The commonly found snakes include green and black mambas. Ojwang' said parents of Maondo Primary School pupils are worried that their children will be victims of the dangerous snakes.

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