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Man lynched after defiling a minor

09 October 2013, 14:58 John Kioko

Kwale - A 23-year-old casual labourer was on Tuesday lynched by irate members of the public at Kibiga village in Mivumoni location after he defiled a minor and attempted to rape another woman.

Kibarua Munga is said to have defiled the 12-year-old girl who is a class five pupil at Mwachande primary school on Monday evening.

According to Mivumoni location Children Officer, Benjamin Nyamasyo, the deceased abducted the minor when she was going home with her colleagues and defiled her in a nearby bush.

“He dragged the minor into the bush and defiled her as her colleagues ran away screaming for help but there was nobody to help because it was far from homesteads,” he said.

He added that the deceased disappeared after committing the offence.

“After the incident, the minor started her journey home when she met villagers who had been alerted by her colleagues. They then rushed her to Msambweni district hospital for treatment,” he added.

The deceased, Nyamasyo said, had told the girl that he was on a revenge mission because his colleague was arrested three months ago for the same offence in the same area.

“As I was following up on the matter on Tuesday, the man resurfaced and attempted to rape a relative of the minor but he was cornered and lynched,” he added.

He said that the woman’s distress call attracted villagers who responded and traced the man who was hiding in a nearby bush before descending on him with blows and Rungus.

The woman said that during the incident, the deceased had said to her, "I will rape you and even kill someone in this village before my revenge mission is over."

Before Msambweni police officers arrived at the scene of incident, the man was already dead because of the thorough beating he had received from irate members of public.

Msambweni OCPD, Jack Ekakuro, confirmed the incident and cautioned members of public against taking the law into their hands.

He said that the body of the deceased is being kept at Msambweni district hospital mortuary as investigation into the matter commence.

“We are here to enforce the law and so members of public should not kill suspects; let them follow the law,” he urged.

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