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Wananchi lynch five suspects in Bungoma

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There was drama at Kamukuywa market in Bungoma County when angry residents overpowered police officers and lynched five suspected thugs, among them a woman.

The suspects, who had been spotted at a house within the market, became jittery when the public demanded to know their identities and mission.The residents alerted the area chief who immediately arrived with police officers.

The officers were overwhelmed, prompting reinforcement to be called in from the nearby Kimilili and Webuye police station, but were also routed.

The law enforcers tried to save the four but watched helplessly as the mob stoned the suspects to death. The fifth suspect fled the scene but was later cornered at Makhonge market.Bungoma East OCPD David Muthuri confirmed the incident but cautioned residents against taking the law into their hands.

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