Two men were burnt to death for allegedly storming a funeral and robbing mourners in Mombasa.
Working in a group of nine, the gang, armed with pangas and weapons, is said to have attacked members of the public at a fundraising event and ran away with cash as well as other valuables.
In the process, one mourner sustained injuries while others lost their phones, laptops and musical instruments.
Three vehicles were also vandalised as the thieves made their way out.
Scene in Mombasa as two gang members lynched to death.
Acting in rage, the mourners launched a manhunt for the perpetrators capturing two accomplices who were subsequently burnt to death.
Police officers reporting to the scene found that their bodies had been burnt beyond recognition.
“The incident was reported and booked as malicious damages. Police officers visited the scenes and established that two bodies were burnt beyond recognition,” read part of the police report following the incident.
In a statement to the press, Police stated that the bodies of the two suspects were taken to Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital Mortuary awaiting autopsy.
Meanwhile, the authorities launched a manhunt for the seven other gang members who are still at large.
This incident follows a December 31, mob attack, after suspected cattle thieves were lynched to death in Kirinyaga.
The two were caught ferrying cows in a pickup by local residents who were on patrol.
Some managed to escape, as the two who were cornered were burnt to death.
A photo of a police vehicle at a past crime scene