A Kenyan man who confessed to killing a dozen children has been beaten to death by a mob after escaping from a police station.
Area Assistant County Commissioner Cornelius Nyaribai said Masten Wanjala was killed near his home in Bungoma county, a day after he escaped from police cells in Nairobi.
Police authorities said Wanjala was identified after he played with locals in a football match. Some then trailed him and beat him to death.
On July 14, 2021, DCI Special Service agents and Homicide detectives arrested Masten Wanjala, a serial killer who was behind the cold blooded murders of at least 10 innocent children.
“The law of the jungle as applied by irate villagers prevailed,” Kenyan police’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations said in a tweet on Friday.
Authorities have said Wanjala confessed to killing 12 children in Nairobi, Machakos and Bungoma counties when he was arrested in July. He reportedly posed as a football coach to lure victims.
So far, five bodies have been recovered. (IrishExaminer)