We­buye res­i­dents lynch thief af­ter vic­tim wres­tles him

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Western -

Res­i­dents of Mukhuyu in We­buye town on Wednes­day lynched a sus­pected thug.

They said Al­lan Wasike, in his 20s, was a mem­ber of a no­to­ri­ous gang that ter­rorises them and breaks into their houses and shops. Wit­ness Ti­mothy Mu­toro said Wasike had at­tacked a woman with a panga and snatched her hand­bag. “The woman was bold. She wres­tled the young man, who seemed drunk, and he ran away,” he said.

Mu­toro said the woman screamt, alert­ing res­i­dents who ran af­ter Wasike and lynched him. Boda boda op­er­a­tors then bar­ri­caded the El­doret-Mal­aba high­way to protest against ris­ing lev­els of crime.

They ac­cused po­lice of lax­ity. The res­i­dents urged county com­mis­sioner Joshua Chep­chieng to de­ploy more of­fi­cers to the town. Po­lice boss Paul Mumo said of­fi­cers will hunt down rob­bers. He urged res­i­dents to re­port sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity.

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