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Lynch mob kill five suspected robbers in Nairobi

At least five people have been killed by mob in Nairobi in separate incidents this week in a worrying trend where members of the public are increasingly taking matters into their own hands.

Four of the suspects were killed on Monday morning in Kangemi, Tassia and Kibera.

On Monday at around 10 am, Kevin Mungai, 23, was killed by a mob after he was found stealing from a neighbour’s house at Katina, Kangemi. His body is at City Mortuary.


On the same day, another man was killed by a mob after botched robbery attempt. The deceased was in the company of two others when they attempted to rob Edwin Bulemi of his phone and cash.

Mr Bulemi raised alarm and members of the public responded, cornered one of the suspects and lynched him before recovering a knife from him.

Elsewhere in Kibera at around 10:45 am on the same day, a man was killed after allegedly breaking into a house in Kisumu Ndogo.

Kennedy Otieno said two men broke into his house and stole a TV and a DVD worth Sh15,000. He raised alarm and neighbours responded and subjected one of the suspects to mob injustice. He was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.