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Three hijackers killed by mob, fourth seriously injured

12 March 2014, 17:39 Chepkwony Robert

Nakuru - Three of the four hijackers were lynched by irate public in Tenet of Mauche in Njoro sub-county as they tried to escape after hijacking a lecturer attached to Egerton University Njoro on Tuesday evening.

Confirming the incident, Njoro OCPD Charles Owino said the hijackers are said to have followed the lecturer from Nakuru town after he withdrew cash at Equity Bank.

“The four suspects in a private car trailed the lecturer who had boarded a Njoro-bound matatu and on the lecturer alighting at Egerton gate, main campus in Njoro, the gang offered to give him a lift but the lecturer refused. Instead the gang slapped him and pushed him inside their car and drove away,” said Owino.

Owino further said that matatu operators at the stage notified the police who circulated the information, and upon investigation discovered that the suspects drove along murram roads in Mauche.

However, members of the public had already blocked the road and they abandoned the lecturer and tried to escape.

The three are said to be killed by the angry members of the public, with one sustaining serious injuries.

“Three suspects were killed by members of the public but the police managed to have one suspect alive who is now at police custody to help in investigation,” he said.

The OCPD says info has that one of the suspects had hid in one of the granaries before he was arrested.

And with info having that suspects were armed, the OCPD said they have launched investigations whether the suspects dropped the gun they might have been having.

“It is alleged that one of them had a pistol, but on our side we discovered fake Certificate of Identification (CoA), a police pocket phone of which we are to carry out investigations to find out their identities,” he said.

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