A watchman from Ogongo village in Nyatike subcounty has taken to rearing chameleons, lizards and tortoises for consumption.
Thomas Odembo, 35, said he started feeding on chameleons, lizards, tortoises, cats and dogs after working as a guard for a Chinese contractor.
Odembo, a father of seven, said he has an insatiable appetite for the unconventional meat and decided to start rearing chameleons, lizards and tortoises in his house to supplement his diet.
I have lost appetite for cow and goat meat, and I am ready to supply the village.
When the Star visited Odembo on Wednesday, he was preparing a tortoise for lunch.
Wearing a light jungle green jacket and black trousers, Odembo calmly led us in his house after killing the animal.
I took chameleon last night for supper, this tortoise was brought by a neighbour who found it in his shamba.
I have worked in several Chinese contractors’ and miners’ compounds in the area, I learnt this diet from them after realising the animals we don’t eat have not affected them.
Odembo said the animals just taste like normal meat.
Odembo hails from Kasigunga in Homa Bay county and works with Chinese firm in the neighbouring Nyatike.
My favourite meal is often reptiles especially snakes, lizards, chameleons and tortoise.
He said his wife Pauline Akoth and their children do not indulge