Detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have launched a manhunt for the prime suspects in a robbery with violence in Mombasa.
In a statement, the DCI says that earlier today, the suspects luckily escaped the wrath of irate villagers of Toa Tugawe village, in Kisauni Mombasa County.
They are believed to be part of the gang that had staged a robbery in the village and left with valuables of unknown value, after breaking into the house of one Kennedy Chogo.
Chogo quickly alerted his neighbours who then responded to rescue him from the incident which happened at around 4 am.
The villagers however descended on one of the robbers injuring him fatally, as the rest staged their escape.
"Detectives are following crucial leads following the incident, with the view of arresting the suspects who escaped with the valuables," part of the statement reads.