Nakuru: Robbery suspect with pending court case lynched after stealing again
Residents of Mau Summit area, Kuresoi North Constituency, in Nakuru County on Tuesday, May 9 night lynched two robbery suspects in separate incidents.
In the first incident, Antony Cheruiyot - who's alleged to have stolen a number of sheep and kept them in his homestead - was killed when an angry mob stormed his home at around 10 pm.
A police report says that the 43-year-old Cheruiyot was a habitual offender and upon his death, had a pending case at Molo Law Courts where he had been accused of being found in possession of 11 stolen sheep on April 29, 2023.
Police recovered a firearm - a Bereta pistol - from the deceased home and was booked at Mau Summit Police Station.
Burnt to death
In a similar incident two hours later, a suspect was burnt beyond recognition while his accomplice escaped with life-threatening injuries after an irate mob descended on them for allegedly stealing two cows, a few kilometres from the scene of the initial incident.
Officers from Sirikwa Police Station rushed to the scene after getting wind of the incident, only to find the charred remains of the suspect.
The stolen livestock was however recovered and handed back to the owner. Meanwhile, a manhunt for the suspect who escaped is currently ongoing.
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