Two suspected thugs were Monday subjected to deadly mob justice at Valley Arcade in Nairobi’s Kilimani area.
According to media reports, the suspects, who were operating using a motorbike, were cornered when they tried to steal from workers at a construction site.
Daily Nation reports that according to a police statement, the two robbers were cornered by the construction workers who had noticed that they were losing valuables when they were busy with work.
“We usually leave our clothes and other valuable items at one point, the robbers have been fond of stealing from the workers until when they were cornered,” a witness reportedly said.
The mob is said to have stoned the suspects to death, with disturbing images showing the two naked bodies lying in a pool of blood next to big construction blocks.
Confirming the incident, Nairobi County police boss Rashid Yakubu warned armed robbers who operate using motorbikes that their days were numbered.
“Additionally, members of the public should also not take the law into their own hands,” he said.
The bodies were later picked by police officers who took them to City Mortuary.