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Teenage boy beaten to death for stealing goats

A 17- year -old boy was yesterday beaten to death by an angry mob at Kwavumbi village in Muyeye area, Malindi Sub County.

According to Mr. Simon Iha who witnessed the incident, the deceased, Erick Kihundu was accused of stealing five goats from his neighbours.

Confirming the incident today, Malindi OCPD Mr. Matawi Muchangi called upon the residents to stop taking the law into their own hands but hand over suspects to the police.
“I would like to advise Malindi residents to report all crimes committed against them to the police,” Muchangi said. He warned that anyone found engaging in mob justice would face the full force of the law.

The body of the deceased was taken to Malindi district hospital mortuary while investigations into the incident have been launched.

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