Mombasa,KENYA:A man suspected to be a member of Wakali kwanza criminal gang was burnt to death on Saturday by an irate mob in Sansiro area of Likoni while two others escaped.
Eyewitness say the suspects who were armed with machetes and clubs had tried to rob a businessman who was in the area but the mission was foiled.
Administration police officers who were escorting trucks distributing flour in the Sub-county had to fire several shots in air in an attempt to scare away rowdy mob.
Two suspects managed to escape while a third one was set ablaze by an irate mob.
Likoni deputy OCPD Anthony Shimoli confirmed the incident saying the suspects were armed with crude weapons but said the deceased has not been yet identified.
“The said victim identified as Simba raised alarm attracting the crowd who caught up with one suspect killing him before setting a blaze,” said police boss.
He said the deceased body was later taken to the Coast general hospital mortuary as investigations commenced.
He further warned members of the public against taking law into their hands and asked them to report such matters to authorities for adequate action to be taken.