An irate mob killed three robbery suspects in Thika's Makongeni’s area after snatching a woman's handbag.
A police statement seen by K24 Digital stated that the three were on a motorbike when they robbed the woman and were chased by boda boda riders who witnessed the incident.
"The woman’s screams of distress caught boda boda riders and a few other young men who were ‘eating root’ at a nearby ‘nduthi’ shed waiting for a squad, by surprise.
"This prompted the boda boda riders to give chase after the bike at breakneck speed, as no less than 30 motorbikes flew past the busy highway baying for the trio’s blood," the statement stated.
Boda boda riders conner robbers
The robbers were cornered after losing control of the motorbike they were using to escape.
"As the pack approached Delta petrol station, the unexpected happened. A matatu that was speeding like the legendary Riakanau bus on free gear while descending the Kambiti and Kangocho valleys towards Sagana, suddenly appeared. And as the bike swerved to avoid a head-on collision, its rider lost control and the trio crushed on the tarmac with a thud!
"What followed was a beating the thugs had never experienced in their lifetime as the boda boda riders descended on them with blows and kicks accusing them of soiling their good name by using motorbikes as their gateway means after committing crime. Mutukuaga atia! How do you carry us! (sic) the angry nduthi men taunted the three miscreants," the statement added.
By the time police officers arrived, the three had unfortunately been killed and their bodies set ablaze.
"Police moved their charred remains to General Kago hospital morgue to await identification by their kin. Meanwhile, three knives belonging to the suspects, a mobile phone, and personal effects robbed from the victim were recovered," police added.