Self-confessed child serial killer Masten Wanjala was spotted at his Mukhweya home and immediately killed by residents.
Bungoma Assistant County Commissioner Cornelius Nyaribai confirmed that an irate mob flushed Wanjala from his hideout before clobbering him to death.
The police had launched a manhunt for the self-confessed serial killer after he escaped from custody at the Jogoo Road Police Station.
Wanjala was arrested in July 2021 in connection to the gruesome murder of minors in Nairobi and Bungoma.
Soon after his arrest, he led police officers to more murder scenes in Nairobi and Bungoma where he had dumped bodies of his victims, who were all children.
Wanjala was detained at the Jogoo Road Police Station and was scheduled to appear in court on October 13.
He was however discovered missing when officers were verifying names of listed suspects who were also slated for court arraignments.