Mombasa,KENYA: An Irate mob in Likoni have killed a suspected member of the dreaded Wakali kwanza gang who had stolen money from a matatu conductor, This is according to police sources who spoke to Baraka FM.
The middle aged man who hails from Lunga Lunga was stoned to death and later set a blaze after he was cornered at around the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) offices in Likoni in the 4 am incident.
The man’s accomplice managed to escaped from the crowd and vanished into the densely populated streets.
“The man had grabbed sh 200 and ran away but he was caught up by the mob,”said the police source who requested anonymity.
“The suspects have been roaming at around the ferry area, he has no specific job and we suspect he is a member of those gangs who steal from unsuspecting people,
“added the source.
Likoni DCIO Henry Ndombi confirmed the incident saying their efforts to save the man’s life were futile.
“We got information that the suspect had earlier snatched money from a Matatu conductor and in the process of running,he was cornered by an irate mob.The man had raised alarm attracting a mob who caught up with him and killed him on the spot,”said the DCIO boss.
He further warned the members of the public against taking the law into their hands and urged the public to report such matters to the law enforcers.
The body was moved to the Coast General mortuary.