It is clear that members of the public should be prevented from taking the law into their own hands, but they nevertheless have a responsibility to help preserve community safety.
It is clear that the police need to maintain public support to prevent increasing numbers of people taking the law into their own hands.
According to an eyewitness, the two thieves are said to be among a group of bandits terrorizing Thika residents.
"Hizi ghasia zimetuzoea sana, wanaiba maduka na nyumba za watu, ata
hawana adabu, juzi rafiki yangu alitoka job akasahau kufunga mlango,
Sasa yeye na bibi yake wakifanya mambo yao, magaidi wakaingi wakawapata billa nguo.."
..." Imagine waliambia rafiki yangu na bibi yake wawapikie food na wawaserve wakiwa uchi, wakakula na wakatoka na TV na gas na
wakaambia my friend akuje afunge mlango sasa andelee kufanya vile walikuwa wanafanya na bibi yake," the eyewitness narrated.
"Ispokuwa ni polisi, tulikuwa tunataka kuchoma hizi Nyang'au," a resident was heard saying.
The two are currently being held at Makongeni Police Station awaiting trial.
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