A motorbike theft suspect is nursing wounds in a city hospital after the police saved him from enraged bodaboda riders who claimed he had stolen a motorcycle from a colleague.
According to Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the suspect stole a motorbike belonging to one Morris Simiyu who had just dropped off a passenger at Manyatta area and parked his bike not far from the road, at around 8 pm.
As he was engaging a potential client, the suspect suddenly jumped on and sped off with it.
“Before Simuyu would comprehend what was happening, the man tried to kick start the bike but failed in his first attempt. Simuyu raised alarm as he ran towards his only source of livelihood, but the determined thug gave the bike a second spirited kick, roaring the beast to life before speeding off towards Kamulu,” stated DCI.
Upon realizing the riders, who were about 30 in number, were about to catch up with him, he ditched the bike and started running towards Kamulu Police post which was about 300 meters away.
Unfortunately, the irate riders caught up with him and tried to lynch him.
“At this point, police officers came to his rescue by whisking him away in a police vehicle and immediately rushed him to a city hospital where he is fighting for his life,” stated DCI.