Irate residents beat and lynched a middle-aged man after he was found stealing a Boda Boda in Cabro Phase 3 in Mlolongo, Athi River.
According to Mlolongo Community Policing Chairman Peter Mwalimu, the deceased was found trying to remove a tracking device from a stolen motorbike with another suspect who managed to escape the mob.
He further revealed that the residents who spotted the thieves had been fed up with the rise in crime in the area and when they found the culprits they beat them but the latter managed to escape.
“Today in the morning, we got reports that a man had been beaten and lynched to death by irate residents after being found stealing a motorbike in Cabro Phase 3. They were two but one escaped,” Mwalimu said.
The body was moved to Shalom Community Hospital Mortuary in Athi River as police look for the one who escaped.