A 20-year-old man was lynched by members of the public in Mai Mahiu Naivasha moments after robbing a woman off her cash and mobile phone.
The suspect was cornered by the mob a few meters from the scene, beaten to death and all the stolen items including the cash recovered.
A witness Joseph Njoroge said that the woman who works in one of the bars was on her way home when the lone suspect attacked.
He added that in the process of robbing from her, the woman screamed and that attracted members of the public who rushed to her rescue.
“The suspect who is well known here was arrested a few meters from the scene of the crime and beaten to death by the mob,” he said.
A senior police officer confirmed the incident adding that the body had been collected and taken to the Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary.