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Four suspected robbers lynched by mob in Githurai

Members of the public in Githurai 44 early Thursday morning burnt to death four people suspected to have killed a motorcycle operator.

The four, according to Kasarani OCPD Francis Sang, were roughed up from their house and lynched by bodaboda operators and members of the public.

On Tuesday night, the four together with two others who escaped the lynching, are said to have stabbed to death the motorcyclist and before taking away his motorcycle.

A witness said the angry bodaboda operators accosted one of the suspects and beat him before asking him to show them where his accomplices were hiding.

SET ON FIRE

He said the suspects were beaten one by one before their bodies were put together and burnt.

“They took them to one point and beat them to death before setting their bodies on fire,” the witness, Zack Omondi, who is also a bodaboda operator said.

He said the four were well known for attacking motorcycle operators in the area by posing as clients before stealing  money and motorcycles from bodaboda operators.

“On Tuesday night one bodaboda operator was found dead near the Northern Bypass after three people asked him to drop them,” he said.

He claimed the operators had reported the gang to the police on several occasions but arrests had never been made.

Kasarani Police Boss asked members of the public to surrender people they suspect to be criminals to the police so that necessary course of action is taken against them.

He said the police received information about the lynching long after the suspects had been killed and burnt.

BEYOND RECOGNITION

“The bodies were burnt beyond recognition during the 5am incident. By the time police arrived, all of them had died.” Mr Sang said, adding that their remains were taken to the City Morgue.

The incident comes just a day after another mob lynched a suspect in Jerusalem Estate in Buruburu Division.

The suspect is said to have been in a company of two others who tried to break into a building before the residents raised an alarm.

Another suspect was lynched by the public in Ngong after he allegedly stole from a resident of Embul-bul shopping centre. Police reports state the suspect was one of three people who attacked one Amos Odhiambo in his house and robbed him of a TV set, some money and a decoder.

“The victim raised alarm and members of the public responded and cornered one of the suspects, stoned him to death before setting his body on fire” police reports indicated.

The TV set was recovered and the charred remains of the suspect’s body were collected and taken to the city mortuary