The proverbial 40th day of a security guard in Syokimau arrived yesterday after he was tricked and caught pants down.

The guard identified as Peter Langat Kipkirui was caught stealing bread from a kiosk in Syokimau.

Langat had reportedly been terrorising the bread supplier by stealing from him for about 2 years. The fed up kiosk owner decided to lay a trap and it worked beautifully.

According to reports, the kiosk owner placed some crates of bread at a strategic place then waited and watched from a distance. Kipkirui took the bait and he was caught with his hands in the cookie jar.

No sooner had he picked up the loaves than locals descended on him giving him a proper beating before tying him to a pole. These photos of the bloodied security guard were doing rounds on social media yesterday.