A suspected thief was attacked and killed by public as another one was rescued while seriously injured at Maralal town in Samburu central sub county.
The two were attacked after they were ambushed while on a mission to steal goats from one of the homes within the town.
The police received the report about the incident, half an hour later and rushed to the scene where they found the one person dead.
Samburu central police sub county commander Mr. Alex Rotich confirmed the incident saying that the victim was admitted at Samburu county referral hospital in critical condition.
“wananchi came up, beat up the two and one of them died while another one was injured,” he said
The body was taken to Samburu county referral hospital mortuary.
In his appeal Mr. Rotich asked members of the public against taking laws into their own hand against suspects of various crimes.
He asked them instead to report to the police for investigations to be done as a legal action is taken against the suspect criminal but instead reporting the matter to the relevant authorities for immediate action.
“I appeal to wananchi that they should not take law into their own hands, they could have informed police on time instead of killing the deceased,” he said.