A mob killed a man on Monday morning in Patanani village, Shimba Hills, Kilifi County, after reportedly stealing cassavas from a farm.

Mwero Muzi, 45, was beaten after he was seen removing cassavas on his neighbour's farm. According to authorities, public members apprehended and executed him on the spot.

PHOTO | COURTESY police car

Kassim Koi, the area head of Tiribe, claimed he was informed about the occurrence by members of the public. He warned the citizens not to take the law into their own hands.

The deceased's body was brought to the Kinango Sub-county Hospital mortuary for postmortem examination.