Kwale man killed by mob that suspected him of having coronavirus

Sad case of mob injustice

A police officer at a crime scene

A man has been killed in Kibundani village,Kwale County,after being assaulted by youths who suspected he was suffering from Coronavirus.

Confirming the incident, Kwale County Police Commandant Joseph Nthenge said George Kotini Hezron was heading home at the time of the attack.

He was reported to have been inebriated and encountered a group of youths who suspected he had been infected with the deadly virus.

The group of youths started hurling stones at Kotini and left him in a badly injured state until well wishers rushed him to hospital where he died while receiving emergency treatment.

Nthenge said police were investigating the matter although no arrested have been made.

Kenyans have been advised not to cause unnecessary panic and follow the laid guidelines whenever there is a suspected case of coronavirus.

The steps include maintaining social distance and avoiding unnecessary contact with other people - even those who may appear normal.

Those who have symptoms of the disease are to seek immediate treatment through toll numbers provided by the Kenyan government and ensure they isolate themselves until they are evacuated by the medical teams.


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