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Kenyan serial killer lynched by mob

20-year-old serial killer had escaped from police custody after confessing to killing 10 children

Andrew Wasike   | 15.10.2021
Kenyan serial killer lynched by mob

NAIROBI, Kenya 

A 20-year-old serial killer who confessed to killing over 10 children has been beaten to death by an angry mob in Kenya.

Police confirmed to the media on Friday that Masten Wanjala Milimu who escaped from a police jail in Nairobi on Wednesday was lynched by a mob in his hometown of Bungoma, Western Kenya, 418 kilometers (260 miles) from the capital Nairobi.

Bungoma County Police Commander Musyoki Mutungi told reporters that the suspect sneaked into his parents’ home but neighbors noticed him. “He was captured by the mob and lynched at around 7 a.m. (0400GMT) today. His body is still at the scene and we have deployed security agents all over the place,” he added.

It is still unclear how the serial killer escaped from his cell in the Jogoo Road Police Station in Nairobi, but three police officers have been arrested over his escape.

Police had linked the killer to 14 murder incidents. Milimu had told police that almost all his victims were boys, who he drugged before killing and often drank their blood. Five bodies have so far been recovered after the serial killer led police to the scenes of his murders.

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