Nairobi residents stone teen in phone-snatching gang to death

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A 19-year-old teen was last night stoned to death by an irate mob for allegedly being part of a motorcycle gang that has been terrorizing Nairobi residents.

According to the police and members of the public, the teen-gang snatches mobile phones from unsuspecting people and takes off on a motorcycle.

The suspect, Derick Ndungu, who completed his high school education two years ago, was stoned to death at T-Mall Gate, Komarock after snatching a phone from a female hawker.

The deceased’s mother, Susan Wangui, said before her son met his death, they were together in the house during curfew hours when he received a call, allegedly from his girlfriend Msoo.

A few hours later after leaving the house to meet up with the ”girlfriend”, the mother said she received a call from friends informing her that her son had been cornered by a mob who were stoning him.

The teen’s mother said the son lacked nothing as she is a landlord, adding that she had paid for his driving school lessons in a failed bid to get him to join a South Sudan charcoal-importation business.

Komarock South Assistant Chief, Charles Ouma Awino, condemned the mob justice incident, urging residents to refrain from taking the law into their hands.

The suspect’s two other accomplices escaped the mob but their motorcycle was seized.

Police said they have launched a manhunt for the gang that mostly operated from Mile Saba, Dandora and Korogocho.

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