Riders kill suspect over theft of a motor cycle

A suspected thief specialised in stealing of motorcycles in Murang’a was on Saturday lynched after he was linked to the syndicate.

Boda boda operators descended on Patrick Ng’ang’a after he was named as an accomplice in the illicit trade that led to the disappearance of motorcycles at Mukuyu market.

The 30-year-old suspect was apprehended at the market centre after a suspect who was caught with a stolen motorcycle from Soweto in Nairobi named him alongside another.

During the 7 pm incident, police were unable to save him. It is reported that they only collected the body and moved it to the Murang’a County mortuary.

The suspect is the third to be killed in the past year after being linked with the theft syndicate.

Murang’a East Deputy Police Commander Alexander Muasya said they recovered two motorcycles from a hideout in Nairobi.

 A vehicle that was stolen at Mukuyu market centre on Wednesday was also recovered.

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Muasya said a tracking device enabled the police recover the motorcycles hidden in a garage.

The two suspects will be arraigned in court on Monday.

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