Residents of Mumias, Kakamega County Friday attacked a notorious thug who was caught inside a shop stealing.
The thug known as Lawrence Otinga is reportedly notorious for drilling holes to gain entrance inside shops and making away with goods.
The angry mob that attacked him with stones on Friday caught him inside a shop located along Mumias Road in Kakamega.
Area OCS stated that the thug was saved by police officers who found him in a critical condition.
“I’m told that he was found inside a shop and upon seeing members of the public, he tried to escape. This angered the them and from there the mob attacked on him and he was beaten thoroughly,” said the OCS.
“He has some serious cuts on his face and other parts of the body,” the OCS further stated.
He was rushed to the Kakamega General Hospital for further treatment albeit under police watch.