A mob chased and lynched a suspect who had been accused of snatching a mobile phone at the junction of Lenana Road and Chaka Road, Nairobi.
The stretch spanning Dennis Prit Roa, Chaka Road, Lenana Road, and adjacent areas has been experiencing cases of mobile phone snatching.
Gangs on motorbikes target mobile phone users and snatch their gadgets before speeding off.
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On Monday evening, a similar incident happened on Lenana Road prompting a brief chase that ended with the lynching of one suspect.
His accomplices managed to escape on a motorbike.
Police rushed to the scene as the mob attacked the suspect but could not save the situation.
They were handed two mobile phones- an iPhone and Techno- that had been stolen from users.
The man was stoned to death. The body was later moved to the mortuary.
Cases of mob lynching have been on the rise amid calls on the public to always surrender suspects to authorities for processing and prosecution.