Mob descends on man in Kakamega, beat him silly for allegedly stealing a hen

  • A man is in a critical condition after he was beaten over theft
  • A mob roughed the man up over a 'stolen' hen

A man is admitted at Malava Sub-County Hospital in critical condition after being beaten by a mob for allegedly stealing a hen.

 A neighbour, Billy Shayo, said the public cornered the man and stoned him in Shivikhwa village.

“People were tired of the young man because he has been breaking into houses and stealing small things like chicken and food. Our livestock is also at risk. They wanted to lynch him as a warning to his gang members," said Mr Shayo.

Assistant Chief Boniface Washisino said the suspect was caught with a stolen hen on Sunday night and residents pounced on him with crude weapons.

 He warned the public against taking the law into their own hands.