A robbery suspect by the name Joseph Kiranja aged 30 years died in the most painful way on Wednesday morning in Gatanga, Murang’a County after being burnt alive in a pit latrine by an irate group of people who were baying for his blood according to a Facebook post by DCI.
The pit latrine where the thief was burnt. Photo by DCI - Facebook
The suspect is said to have committed a robbery the previous night, an incident which angered locals who then initiated for a search in an effort to teach him a lesson. Kiganjo sub-location in the larger Gatanga constituency has been bedeviled with theft of property for some time now.
“And as the exhausted search party was about to give up at 10am, they unbelievably stumbled on the suspect at his hideout, close to his father’s compound,” the post read.
“In a bid to evade arrest, the suspect jumped into a 10-feet pit latrine to save his skin but his mission was short lived. Little did he know that the pit latrine would in a matter of minutes, be his waterloo.” The post read.
The angry mob decided to gather firewood and other flammable materials and threw them into the pit after which a fire was lit. The alleged thief was consumed by the hot flames until he died.
Meanwhile DCI took the opportunity to caution members of the public from taking the law into their own hands and instead channel the disputes to his office. “Every suspect deserves their day in court.” DCI reiterated.
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