Machakos: One suspected thief has been burnt to death while his accomplice left in a critical condition at Kyua market in Katangi,Yatta subcounty by angry residents this morning.
The two men from Mutomo were suspected by the residents to be on a mission to steal donkeys in the area.
The residents roughed them up, beat them badly and set them on fire before police intervened to calm the situation.
However the police swung into action late as one of the thieves had already been burnt to death,while the other was in a critical condition.
Confirming the incident, Yatta OCPD Edward Kipsang has said the one who sustained injuries has been rushed to Kitui Level 4 hospital for treatment.
By Fred Mulwa.