A prison warden attached to the Nairobi West Prison died under a hail of blows of kicks last night, after angry members of the public cornered him following a robbery mission.
Constable Ken Kavunga Wali, who was armed with a Ceska pistol loaded with 15 rounds of 9mm calibre, was part of a three-man gang that had accosted a woman along Muchai Drive in Kilimani and robbed her of her mobile phone and other valuables.
Following the 9pm incident, the woman raised alarm attracting irate members of the public who temporarily abandoned their Xmas preparations activities and went after the bike with furry.
A brief chase ensued as the deceased revved the bike in an erratic huff, with his two accomplices perched precariously on the pillion seat!After a few metres, the ill fated bike lost track and wobbled on the road briefly before it and landed on the tarmac.
The thugs on the pillion quickly gathered themselves up and limped away into darkness while the deceased was cornered by the unforgiving mob and beaten with lessconsideration like a government mule.
Detectives based at Capitol Hill police station rushed to the scene and saved the warden from the irate mob that had descended on him with an avalanche of blows and kicks. However, the suspect later succumbed to his injuries at theKenyatta National Hospital.
A Ceska pistol with 15 rounds of 9mm calibre was recovered from the deceased. The motorbike used by the suspects was also impounded by the detectives and towed to Capitol Hill police station.