A 25-year-old man from Murang'a who came to the limelight after showcasing his talent in capturing snakes was buried yesterday.
Eaton Kimani who hailed from Kandundu on the outskirts of Murang'a was reported ill last week after he collapsed while partying with friends.
Kimani was rushed to Murang'a district hospital but died while undergoing treatment.
To rule out foul play as it was being speculated, the family had an autopsy done and it was revealed that he died of meningitis.
Ibrahim Mbote, Kimani's brother said his (Kimani) passion for the reptiles amazed many despite him not undertaking training.
He admitted that despite the family having reservations about him capturing the snakes, Kimani still chased his dreams.
He added that the deceased was a saviour to the majority of the residents who would call him whenever they spotted snakes in their homestead.
"Most people associated snakes with dark powers and when they spot them they kill them but Kimani had a different opinion," he said.
Paul Wambugu, Kimani's colleague noted that the deceased was passionate about his work and his death is a huge loss to them.
"He was a team player, very vibrant and he had big dreams about his career but it was cut short," he said.
The biggest snake Kimani captured was 12 feet long and weighed 35 kilograms.
In an interview with K24 Digital last year Kimani said he had mastered the art of capturing the snakes from watching Wildlife movies.
He is survived by his wife and two children.