Suspected thief killed by University students
29 February 2016, 20:51
Nyeri - A suspected thief has been lynched by residents of Nyeri View estate together with Kimathi University students.
The man had allegedly attempted to steal a gas cylinder from one of the students living in the hostels.
He was accosted after the students raised alarm and beaten to death before they burnt his body using fuel and firewood.
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Residents claimed that he was a well-known robber in the area adding that they have suffered loss of commodities including household items.
However, some condemned the incident saying it was a bad punishment to the suspect as they called for enhanced security within the hostels.
The remains were collected by police officers and taken to Nyeri County referral Hospital mortuary.
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