Frederick Kimuge holding a snake

Frederick Kimuge holding a snake. He comes from a family of snake charmers.

| Mercy Chelangat | Nation Media Group

The Baringo family of snake charmers

Fourteen years ago, seven-year-old Frederick Kimuge ran around with his two cousins catching monitor lizards at their grandfather’s homestead in Baringo. To passers-by, the boys were just playing, but they were on an important assignment — finding food for snakes.


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