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Man beaten up in Mwingi for allegedly stealing three pieces of iron sheets

Members of the public in Mwingi Township have been warned against taking law into their hands. Instead, they should report all acts of injustice to police for appropriate actions to be taken against the alleged perpetrators.

Mwingi OCPD Peter Mutuma has warned township residents against taking law into their own hands after police rescued a man being beaten up over a series of theft cases. Photo/FILE 

The stern warning to wananchi came as it emerged that a 40-year-old man had been beaten up and injured by angry mob over allegations that he had been involved in a series of theft cases in Kasevi area in Mwingi Township.

David Musyimi Mutemi was beaten up by the members of the public as he was accused of stealing three pieces of iron sheets. “The suspect had visible injuries on the head and leg appearing beaten”, said Mwingi OCPD Mr Peter Mutuma confirming the incident which was reported to his station a quarter to six o’clock in the evening.

Police rescued the suspect from angry members of the public. He was taken to Mwingi Level Four Hospital for treament. Upon treatment, he was discharged “in a fair condition”, said the Mwingi police chief.

Mwingi police boss Peter Mutuma has called upon wananchi to use honest means to earn a living too. “I urge these culprits to find other means of hustling other than being involved in crime activities.”, he said.


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