An artist pulled a huge crowd at Archives within the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) after performing a rare skill.
In a video that went viral on social media on Wednesday, March 30, the artist was seen performing levitation, a rare skill that involves a person 'floating' in the air only supporting himself with a stick.
As he 'floated' in the air, a crowd milled around him and marveled at the man's talent. Many wondered how he was able to go against Isaac Newton's law of gravity and balance in the air.
The man, who remains unidentified stated that he was able to achieve the skill by resisting gravity. As the crowd swelled, he created a light moment stating that he learned the skill through the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
"I can achieve this by resisting gravity. It is something I started a long time ago and it has been paying for my bills," he stated.
After the video went viral on social media, Kenyans shared their thoughts at the artist's skill with many wondering how he was able to achieve the posture.
A section of online users queried if the artist was actually doing the magic trick or if the scene was choreographed.
"When is this man put up there so that be burst him, "Otieno Otuoma, a Twitter user joked.
Unlike Kenya and the rest of Africa, levitation is a common practice in India and dates back to the early 1900s and is performed by Yogis, people who perform yoga.
The first documented levitation was captured in 1936 with the famous Yogi Pullavar maintaining a side sleeping posture for four minutes.
While many view it as a skill, some believe that the pose can only be achieved by people who have magical powers.
Others also view it as a trick used by yoga enthusiasts to earn some money from the public.