A man has been killed over the weekend by an irate mob after neighbours caught him defiling the corpse of his daughter in Molo Township area of Kenya.
Hassan Langat, 45, was attacked by angry locals when he was caught r.aping the dead body of his 11 year old daughter. Mr Langat died at St Joseph hospital in Elburgon while undergoing treatment. It was gathered that his daughter, a class six pupil, had succumbed to a brain tumour. Mr Langat reportedly ordered that her body be preserved in a separate room.
Confirming the incident, Sarambei sub-location assistant chief, Joseph Ngeno said: “The girl’s body was taken to a separate house in line with Kalenjin traditions as the family waited to transfer it to the mortuary.”
According to residents, the man frequented the house in the wee hours on Friday, claiming he was going to check if the girl’s body was safe.
“He took long and we decided to check on him. We were shocked to see him p@nts down,” Rose Ruto, one of the neighbours, said.
“Angry neighbours responded to the alarm and attacked him mercilessly. He died while undergoing treatment,” she added.
Elders later gathered at the home to perform a cleansing ritual. The man’s wife recorded a statement at Mau Summit police post.
Deputy Commissioner Baraza Wafula, who also confirmed the incident said police had started investigations into the matter.
“This is a police case. The law does not encourage people to kill others in the name of justice”. He should have been reported to the police and arrested not killed.
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