Police recovered a firearm last night from a suspect who was lynched by an angry mob in Mau-Summit, Nakuru County.
The suspect identified as Antony Cheruiyot, 43, was alleged to have stolen a number of sheep which he had enclosed in his homestead before the angry mob stormed in at around 10pm and descended on him.
The suspect believed to be a habitual offender had a pending court case at the Molo Law courts, where he had been accused of a similar offence after being found in posession of 11 stolen sheep on April 29, 2023. He was out on bond. The firearm a bereta pistol was booked at Mau Summit police station.
In a similar incident 2 hours later, one suspect was burnt beyond recognition while his accomplice escaped with life threatening injuries after an irate mob descended on them for stealing two cows, a few kilometres from the scene of the initial incident.
Police officers from Sirikwa police station rushed to the scene after getting wind of the incident, only to find the charred remains of the suspect. The stolen livestock was however recovered and handed back to the owner. Meanwhile, a manhunt for the suspect who escaped is currently ongoing.