A man was burnt to death in Nyandarua by an angry mob after he was suspected of raping and after brutally killing an 11 year-old girl.
According to a report on K24, the girl was found beheaded, and the head bearing at least six deep cuts. It was not clear in the report how the villagers arrived at the conclusion that the slain man was the culprit, only indicating that he was nabbed, beaten up and then burnt to death.
Residents have said that for the past six months, they have woken up to cold blood murder of a minor in a similar fashion each month, with Tuesday’s incident bringing the total of the children raped and beheaded to six.
The victims includes both young girls and boys.
Police who arrived at the scene of mob justice said that they have launched investigations, and are looking at the possibility of the mysterious killings being as a result of a criminal group with strange ritual motives.