Four suspected cattle thieves have been lynched in Kisii South sub county after they were allegedly caught in the act.
The suspects had struck at two homesteads at Kiabusura ,near the boundary of Bobasi and Kisii South sub-counties and drove away three cows as curfew on coronavirus was being observed.
Irate residents raised an alarm, gave chase, and caught up with a suspect thus recovering the animals.
On interrogation, the suspect assisted the residents to trace and arrest other accomplices before lynching them.
Residents interviewed complained of increasing cases of burglary and thefts including cattle, poultry and household items during the covid19 curfew period.
Andrew Nyang’ate and Benjamin Makori criticized officers attached to Montonto Police Post for harassing them instead of protecting their property and petitioned the authorities to intervene.
Area OCPD Betreace Kigaru confirmed the incident disclosing the recovered cows had been stolen from Josephine Oiko and Tom Obonyo adding investigations had been launched on the same.
Police from Gesonso, Kisii South, arrived and removed the bodies to Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital.