According to authorities, a mob in western Kenya has murdered a self-confessed serial murderer who escaped jail two days ago.
Masten Wanjala was tracked down by locals to a home in Bungoma town, where he was allegedly battered to death.
Authorities have started a huge manhunt for the fugitive who admitted to killing over ten young boys over the course of five years.
He also admitted to drugging them and consuming their blood in certain circumstances.
An eyewitness informed Kenya’s Standard newspaper that he returned to his parents’ house, who had rejected him, and was murdered by neighbors who discovered he was there.
According to Bungoma’s police commander, he tried to fend off suspicious residents by relocating to a nearby residence.
His corpse is presumed to have been recognized by his relatives.
“We don’t know how he got all the way from Nairobi to his remote home,” Musyoki Mutungi added. “It was the inquisitive villagers who initially recognized him and proceeded to murder him before the police could be notified.”
Wanjala pretended to be a football coach in order to attract his victims to quiet locations, where he then assaulted them.
He held them as ransom hostages in certain circumstances.
When he was apprehended in July, he led the cops to the gravesites of his victims, where the corpses have since been found.
Three police officers who were on duty when he escaped have been charged with assisting a suspect’s escape and carelessness.
During the morning roll call, police claim they realized he had vanished.
There are now mounting calls for Kenya’s police commander to quit in the wake of the shocking escape.