It was shock and panic as believers attending a prayer conference in Emco hall, Embu County of Kenya were forced to take to their heels after a snake reportedly emerged from a woman’s handbag during prayers.
According to Kenyans, Nairobi Pastor Lucy Natasha was conducting prayers on Saturday afternoon when she identified a smartly dressed woman as a devil's agent before asking the ushers to bring the lady to the podium.
While she was rebuking demons, the snake allegedly came out of the handbag leaving over 1500 faithful scampering for safety.
The black snake with white spots started moving on the pulpit before churchmen killed and burnt it with petrol.
Recounting the ordeal, Pastor Natasha stated that she was shocked that people still practised sorcery at this age.
“When we tried to kill the snake, it started transforming into many creatures. At one moment it looked like a caterpillar, then it swelled up to take the shape of a butterfly. It is sad that people are still practising witchcraft in this age,” Natasha was quoted by Nairobinews.
According to another pastor present at the occasion, Simba Manyuki, the woman revealed that she had been sent to disrupt the prayer meeting.
“Upon interrogation, the woman said she was sent to scuttle the prayer meeting and the snake usually leads her. It was alive and started moving up the pulpit. It was wrapped in a round thing that had blood,” Mr Manyuki.
Reverend Natasha was on a four-day inter-denominational prayer meeting in Embu county that was attended by many including popularTanzanian singer Christina Shusho.