A political rally in Machakos county was briefly disrupted after a giant cobra snake invaded the function sending politicians and residents into panic.
The poisonous snake according to reports had charged at the guests forcing the politicians and some residents to climb into tables as others fled for their dear lives.
According to Hivisasa, Chama Cha Uzalendo party leader Wavinya Ndeti, Secretary General Saja Philipe, organising secretary Davies Musau and Machakos County Assembly deputy speaker Nganga wa Ngangani had just taken their seats when the cobra appeared
Residents ganged up and killed the snake before burning it. The politicians led by Ndeti had earlier in the day opened party offices at Ikombe ward just metres from where the incident happened.
The function later resumed after residents and the politicians had been assured the snake was killed.
Machakos county and greater Ukambani has been affected by incidents of snake attacks, the region which is semi-arid has a large number of poisonous snakes including cobras and vipers which have maimed and killed residents.
Residents in the region are usually advised to visit the nearest health facilities in case of snake bites so as to be given snake anti-venom.
Mrs. Ndeti is being opposed mainly on national origin grounds after she married a Nigerian man at Athi river and sired babies with him.