A family in Kongowea, Mombasa County is pleading for justice after two of their kin were lynched by a mob in a mistaken identity incident.

Samuel Odemba, 26, and his cousin Kennedy Onyango, 24, were beaten and burnt alive after a boda boda rider mistakenly identified them as thieves in Mtopanga.

The two victims were allegedly drunk and had left a nearby entertainment joint when they picked a wrong motorbike by mistake and left theirs parked outside the bar.

Bernard Omondi, Odemba’s brother said he received a call late Sunday night informing him that his brother was being attacked by a mob.

Mr Omondi alerted the police who arrived at the scene within 10 minutes. 

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