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Men beaten for stealing dogs to make samoosas

26 September 2014, 20:59

Meru - Two men were this morning caught stealing dogs in Thimangiri village and savagely beaten by vigilante mob after they stole two dogs from a homestead.

Simon mwiti and ken kubai have been suspected for a while in the area for drugging and stealing dogs and using the meat to make samoosas which they sell to the residents

However, today luck was not on their side when the two were caught red-handed by one angry villager,it did not take long before a large crowd were attacking them with bricks and bats, beating them bloody.

Also read: Two charged for Makueni shootings

The two dog-thieves were caught in action by a dog owner in thimangiri in the lower side of meru town who called out to his neighbors who attacked the men.

police said the pair visits different villages  with hired probox listening for barking dogs to identify potential targets.

When they spot an healthy animal, they leave behind meat laced with  a sedative to drug the animal before they  return some minutes later to finds the sedated meat used as a bait having been eaten.

They would then free the dog, and hit it over the head to kill it before throwing the body in the boot of the car.

But  today luck was not on their side after Mwebia spotted  them at his homestead while he was just returning home and saw them dragging his dog to the car.

Mwebia alerted his neighbours who rushed out and joined in the chase for the two pinning them before they could escape.

The mob smashed off the windows to get the victims off the car, injuring one of the men in the head on the process and found a number of dead dogs in the boot.

Later on, the stand-off was resolved when the families of the two badly beaten men turned up and  offered their apologies and promised to pay the compensation of KES 6000 as the owner requested.

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