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A suspected water metre thief. A middle-aged man has escaped death after being clobbered after being found in possession of allegedly stolen water meters in Mwanzo estate, Eldoret.
According to a news report on Radio Citizen, it is alleged that the man is part of a gang that has been terrorising residents of Mwanzo. The man was followed by an angry mob after he was caught red-handed illegally installing the water meters before beating him up. The man was saved by the police who arrived in the nick of time.
An elder in the estate, Walter Ayot, has expressed concern over the increasing cases of insecurity in Mwanzo asking the police to step up in their work especially as we head into the festive season. Speaking on Radio Citizen, Walter said in Swahili:
"Amefukuzwa akaptwa ako na meter nne ambayo ni evidence. hata hizo plot ametoa meter maji yanamwagika vibaya sana. so, watu waliamua kumchoma lakini askari walikuja kumuokoa. watu was mwanzo wamesema enough is enough wanaonba serikali i-enhace security especially tunapoelekes msimu was December. it is really insecure/dangerous especially I the corridors. they are even braking electricity meters belonging to Kenya power." Walter said.
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