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BY CORRESPONDENT,SHANZU,13TH SEPT, 2017-Two men arrested in Bamburi Mombasa over a week a go after staging fake magic scene purporting to have been caught with stolen vehicle will remain in custody for one more week as police complete investigation.
The two appeared before judge Diana Mochache at Shanzu high court Mombasa on Wednesday ,Morning where they faced three count of charges among them striping naked in public, being in possession of a snake without permit and being in the country illegally after they were found to have come from Uganda.
The two had been used by a native medicine Man to pretend they had been caught after he performed his magic on them and successfully arrested them.Their scheme seen as a plan to steal from the public by convincing that witchcraft used on them succeeded was uncovered by CCTV footage released a day after the drama by a local TV station.
On Wednesday their lawyers asked the court to release them on bail a move that the court rejected saying the crimes committed were heavy and they would interfere with investigation if released.
The snake found in the hands of the two men will be taken back to Shimba hills conservancy after the court found that it had been brought out of its natural habitat.The court also heard that it had only eaten a single rat for the last one week.
The Two men who have admitted to be from Uganda will be back in court on 26th September where a ruling will be issued on whether they will be released on bond.