Chuka: Mob kills man who hacked 3-year-old child to death


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In Summary

  • The assailant, who is said to have been of unsound mind, reportedly went to the child's home and attacked him using a panga.
  • The child – whose parents are reported to be relatives of the assailant – had already succumbed to his injuries by the time area residents arrived on scene.
  • The visibly annoyed residents then pounced on the man and beat him to death.

A 35-year-old man was on Monday night killed by a mob after he attacked and hacked a 3-year-old child to death in Chuka, Tharaka Nithi County.

The assailant, who is said to have been of unsound mind, reportedly went to the child’s home and attacked him with a panga.

The child – whose parents are reported to be relatives of the assailant – had already succumbed to his injuries by the time area residents arrived on scene.

The visibly annoyed residents then pounced on the man and beat him to death.

The bodies of the two were transferred to Chuka County Referral Hospital mortuary.

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