Children Serial coach killer lynched by mob in Bungoma

Angry mob in western Kenya killed the self confessed serial killer who escaped police custody two days earlier.

Reports showed that he had earlier been spotted in a football match after he ironically joined the locals to play.

Masten Wanjala was traced by the villagers to a house in Bungoma town, where he was beaten to death.

The suspected child serial killer had just escaped from Jogoo road police station in Nairobi. Wanjala escaped from custody in unclear circumstances.



In his confessions to the police, the suspect allegedly admitted to killing more than 10 young boys in a period of five years after disguising himself as a football coach to lure them to secluded areas where he attacked them.

Wanjala confessed to killing his first victim when he was just 16 years old, He drugged the children and in some cases drinking their blood but sometimes took the kids as hostages for ransom.

The killings took place in Eastern and Western Kenya and Nairobi areas, Some children in Mukhweya village, Bungoma had just seen him on the road before they raised an alarm alerting a mob.

Wanjala was reported missing on the day he was to appear in court to answer the criminal charges he faced.

The three officers accused of aiding him to escape from the police custody have been released on Ksh 100,000 cash bail each and one contact person.

The officers have been identified as Police Inspector Philip Mbithi and Police Constables Boniface Mutuma and Precious Mwende.

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