Written by Saka Richard.
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A man aged 22 narrowly escaped death when a mob descended on him after a woman raised alarm claiming the man wanted to steal from her.
Mr. Jacob Leting’a who is a turn boy operating at the Kitale matatu terminus is said to have approached the woman claiming that she owed him money, as he had been her employee and she had never paid him.
It is after the woman raised alarm that the mob responded promptly beating up the suspect.
Leting’a who vowed to have never stolen in his life, was saved by administration police guarding the nearby equity bank, but had sustained multiple injuries.
Confirming the incident, Kitale administration police inspector Mr. William Kosgey urged the public to refrain from taking law into their hands saying that was it not for the swift action by his men the suspect would have been lynched.
Kosgey said that his office has launched investigations into the claims raised by the suspect on the debt issue, while the suspect is being held at Kitale police station after receiving treatment.
Incidents of insecurity in the larger North Rift and western region have in the recent past been on the rise,with the public pouncing on suspects upon identification.
law enforcement agencies have been condemned over their laxity to tame insecurity, leaving the public to take the law into their own hands, thus creating room for impunity
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