Dealing with thieves in Africa has been a major problem. Most people fail to report thieves to the police. Instead, they take matters in their own hands. Over the years, there has been countless reports on the various maltreatment of these thieves. Without mercy, people can something do an extremely unspeakable things to them.
Two street youths were killed by an enraged mob at Nairobi's Gikomba market on Tuesday afternoon after being discovered with two bales of stolen sneakers. The irate traders ferrying the stolen shoes cornered the duo, Patrick Alsosa and his partner Allan Ssewanya.
According to police reports obtained by the press, the two men fled with the two bales of shoes after a fire razed booths in Gikomba yesterday morning. Traders who arrived at the market around 10 a.m. were late because there was little left to save, with only burned iron sheets remaining.
After the fire had spread across the wooden stands utilized by the traders as shelters and platforms to support their merchandise, the Nairobi Fire Brigade arrived on the scene. The couple allegedly took this as an opportunity to plunder and depart with the shoes, leaving the owners to assess their losses, according to residents.
The renegade mob dismantled some pieces of their gateway bike, bought gasoline, and splashed it on the couple before burning their bodies on fire, according to police. When police arrived at the scene at 2 p.m., they discovered the couple had already been burned to ashes.
They later took their bodies to the city mortuary, where they would be autopsied. The police warned the youths that engaging in criminal activity would result in their being arrested. The general population was likewise advised against taking the law into their own hands.
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