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Suspected serial killer Masten Millimo Wanjala lynched by irate mob

In Summary

  • Wanjala was cornered by the mob at Mukhweya village in Bungoma.
  • Two days ago, he escaped from Jogoo Road Police station in Nairobi.

Fugitive serial killer Masten Millimo Wanjala has been lynched by an angry mob at Mukhweya village in Bungoma County.

Wanjala, who has been on the run since fleeing from Jogoo Road Police Station two days ago was wanted for the murder of at least 12 children.

Bungoma County Assistant Commissioner Cornelius Nyaribai said Wanjala was beaten to death after being spotted by the residents. It was not immediately clear whether he was attempting to reach out to his family members who live in the area.

How Did He Reach Bungoma?

Police are investigating how he travelled all the way from Nairobi to Bungoma without detection. They are also trying to establish whether his escape was abetted since he had no money (at least for bus fare) at the time of his escape from custody.

On Wednesday evening, three police officers were arrested and subsequently charged in court yesterday, following Wanjala’s puzzling escape.

Before the escape, Wanjala, 22, was yet to take formal plea in court.

Macabre Murders

Police linked him to murders in Nairobi, Machakos and Western Kenya. When he was first arrested in July this year, he confessed to the macabre killings.

Police say he lured his victims on the pretext that he was a football coach. He subsequently murdered them and hid their bodies. Only five bodies were recovered.

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