Kamulu police save motorbike theft suspect from irate mob

A motorbike theft suspect has been taken into custody by police officers from Kamulu Police Post after an irate mob tried to lynch him.

The suspect who was badly injured during the incident is currently at a city hospital where he is receiving treatment.

According to a police report, the suspect stole a motorbike belonging to one Morris Simiyu who had just dropped off a passenger at Manyatta area and parked his bike not far from the road, at around 8 pm.

He then took off towards Kamulu town amid a chase by other Boda Boda riders who had been alerted by the wailing of Simiyu.

Upon realizing the riders, who were about 30 in number, were about to catch up with him, he ditched the bike and started running towards Kamulu Police post which was about 300 meters away.

Unfortunately, the irate riders caught up with him and tried to lynch him. At this point, police officers came to his rescue by whisking him away in a police vehicle and immediately rushed him to a city hospital where he is fighting for his life.

This incident follows the arrest of two suspects in Moyale three weeks ago.

The two are believed to be behind the spate of motorbike disappearances in the country.

The suspects who were in possession of over 350 logbooks and motorcycle number plates, were arrested by detectives following an operation that also led to the recovery of motorbikes stolen from western Kenya and other parts of the country.

The police believe the stolen bikes are sold for a song to bandits in the remote parts of the country.


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