A pastor is among three suspects who have been arrested following the spate of robberies and murders that have rocked Nambale town in Busia county.
Maviala Shisanya, 34, Xavior Ojuma, 32 and the man of the cloth Nicholas Mabiala 32, were arrested 2 days ago in Bungoma town and were taken to Nambale Police station for further interrogation.
According to Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI), yesterday, the suspects led detectives to their hideout where an assortment of goods stolen from robbery victims was recovered.
The goods included music systems, gas cylinders, mobile phones among other valuables suspected to have been stolen.
“A 24-year-old woman who was found with a 6kg gas cylinder and a music system believed to have been stolen was also arrested for handling stolen property,” stated DCI.
The suspects are currently being processed to face robbery with violence charges.
Meanwhile, a man was yesterday stoned to death by an angry mob in Nambale town, after he attempted to sell a chicken and five chicks that he had carefully concealed in a gunnysack.
Collins Omieno, 22, lost his life after he failed to prove ownership of the chicken.
In the ensuing melee as he tried to prove ownership, word came that some chicken had earlier been stolen in a nearby centre.
When Omieno learnt that he had been cornered, he took to his heels as the angry mob chased after him baying for his blood.
He ran for about two kilometres, but the mob pursuing him was unrelenting.
“Upon reaching cotton ginnery grounds, the crowd caught up with Omieno and attacked him killing him on the spot,” stated DCI.
Police has discouraged members of the public to desist from taking the law into their own hands and report such cases to law enforcement officers, for due process to be followed.