One of the two robbers arrested in Noonkopir area of Kitengela last week masterminded a raid at the home of seasoned journalist Joseph Ngunjiri.
This suspect, who died later, was positively identified.
Ngunjiri and his wife told KNU on the phone that one of the suspects wearing a leather jacket at the time of the arrest is the one who entered into their home in Milimani area of Kitengela and beat him senseless.
At Ngunjiri’s home, the suspect withdrew all the money had on his phone and went ahead to take an M-shwari loan of Sh3, 000 after he failed to get solid cash in the house.
“We identified the man positively as one who tormented us for hours before stealing my camera and laptop valued at thousands of shillings. He was in company of others who hid their faces,” said Ngunjiri.
He said he did not wish them to die but to face the full force of the law as a lesson to others still out there and engaging in criminal activities.
The two suspects were arrested in the morning of Thursday last week as they vandalised parts from a parked car and were beaten up by members of public before the police rescued them.
They later succumbed to the beatings on arrival to Kitengela Sub County Hospital. The police later took their bodies to Nairobi City Mortuary.
Areas OCPD, Kinyua Mugambi and Kitengela OCS Renson Gambo, meanwhile, have given thieves ultimatum to pack and leave Kitengela before the police land their hands on them.
Mugambi says those found breaking the law will be dealt with in a deserving legal manner and gave the suspects a chilling warning to pack and go.
The OCPD, who spends most evenings in Kitengela, is regularly spotted with the area deputy county commissioner, Stanley Too giving instructions to patrol police.