Two lynched in Machakos over robbery, murder claims

Two lynched in Machakos over robbery, murder claims

A suspected robber was on Sunday lynched by an angry mob at Katanga Market in Kangundo Sub County, Machakos County after being linked to a series of robberies and murders in the area.

This comes just one day after another man who was suspected of being an accomplice of the deceased was lynched at Kithyumuoni Market only two kilometres from the scene of the previous incident.

The area has been faced with a wave of insecurity that saw five watchmen killed and four others injured at Mitamboni  Market in Kathiani, Machakos County on Wednesday last week.

According to reports, the attackers were armed with crude weapons including axes and pangas that they used to attack the night guards.

Angry residents on Thursday morning held demonstrations at the trading center barricading roads and lighting bonfires and accusing police of laxity. Police had to shoot in the air to disperse the crowd that was threatening to set ablaze their vehicle.

Businesses were also closed as traders and residents stood in solidarity with the fallen guards.


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