A man in Webuye was on Tuesday morning stoned to death and his body burnt after a mob cornered him as he slaughtered a stolen pig in a sugarcane plantation.
According to an eyewitness Paul Simiyu, the farm’s owner heard some unusual movements in his sugarcane plantation and raised the alarm.
“The neighbors responded quickly, captured the suspect and stoned him to death before burning the body,” said Simiyu, adding that residents suspect the man was part of a gang that has been terrorizing them.
Confirming the incident, Bungoma East Sub County Police Commander Valarie Obari warned thieves of dire consequences if they do not reform and similarly cautioned residents against taking the law into their hands.
Officers from Webuye Police Station collected the charred remains of the deceased’s body and took it to Webuye Sub County Referral Hospital mortuary.