In Summary
  • The mob lynched a street boy suspected of stealing a mobile phone along the Kisumu-Kakamega highway.
  • This comes barely two days after another suspected thief was lynched near Kisumu’s Polyview Estate.
  • Benard Kakai said that the suspect stole the items at 3.30am before jumping over the balcony.

An irate mob in Kisumu has killed yet another suspected thief in what may signal a growing trend of moblynching.

On Thursday morning, the mob lynched a street boy suspected of stealing a mobile phone along the Kisumu-Kakamega highway.

Kevin Otieno, a witness, told Nation.co.ke that residents caught up with the street boy as he fled with the mobile phone.

“It was around 5am. They started beating him with stones all the way from the other side of the road to here,” said Mr Otieno.

LYNCHED

This incident comes barely two days after another suspected thief was lynched near Kisumu’s Polyview Estate.

According to witnesses, the thief broke into one of the houses in Polyview Estate and stole a laptop and two mobile phones.

Benard Kakai said that the suspect stole the items at 3.30am before jumping over the balcony.

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