A 72-year-old man was on Thursday arrested by police officers for allegedly defiling a two-year-old toddler in Marani, Kisii County.
Henry Ondieki was seized moments after he allegedly committed the act while attempting to flee from the scene of crime with an angry mob hot on his heels.
A police report seen by Mediamax Digital revealed that the grandmother of the minor had left her minor playing with other children when she headed to the market.
“When she returned she found the child lying on the ground crying and bleeding which led to the arrest of the suspect who was trying to flee from the scene,” the report read in part.
However, the grandmother raised the alarm and members of the public responded and almost lynched the suspect.
It took the intervention of a village elder to save the suspect from the claws of the angry mob that had caught up with him.
The suspect was marched to the nearby police station but had to be taken to the Kegogi Level III Hospital for treatment of serious injuries inflicted on him by the mob.
The toddler was also admitted to the same hospital.