A suspected robber was lucky to escape the wrath of an angry mob after police officers came to his rescue in Nairobi’s Donholm area on Thursday.

The suspect was among a three-gang man caught robbing a M-pesa shop in the area. His accomplices escaped into Mukuru slums.

The man in his twenties was rounded up by an irate mob, beaten and a tyre put around him ready to torch him when police officers arrived in time and saved him from his untimely death.

The suspect is in police custody for questioning before he is presented to court to face charges.

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