A suspected thief was on Monday after beaten barbarically by mob for stealing and selling shop items to people in Thika town,Kiambu County.
Kiambu County police commander Ali Nuno who confirmed the incident said the suspect was given a dog's beating near the main stage in Thika town after he allegedly stole from a shop in town and sold the items to people.
According to Nuno, the suspect was later rescued however and frogmarched to the police station.
Police said the suspect is part of the machete-wielding group who had been terrorising and stealing from the members of the public during curfew hours.
During the melee, the members of the public obtained Kshs3000 believed to be proceeds of his illegal activities.
A witness who spoke to the press on condition of anonymity said the suspect stormed two shops within the town, stole goods worth thousands of shillings before he was cornered by members of the public and beaten barbarically.
The enraged locals left the suspect fatally wounded on his head, hands and legs.
He was rushed to Thika town hospital for emergency treatment under tight security.
Police have launched investigations into the Monday afternoon robbery incident.
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