Kenya, the ‘vampire’ serial killer lynched by the crowd

Kenya, the ‘vampire’ serial killer lynched by the crowd
Kenya, the ‘vampire’ serial killer lynched by the crowd

The 20-year-old Masten Wanjala, who had managed to escape after his arrest last July, was hiding in a house in Bungoma, his hometown: discovered by the inhabitants after a report, he was beaten and strangled

20-year-old Masten Wanjala – who fled after being arrested last July for drugging and killing ten young people – was found and beaten to death in Bungoma, western Kenya. The Nigerian newspaper reported it The Guardian and some international media. The boy, confessed, also drank the blood of some victims: for this reason he was renamed “bloodthirsty vampire”.

The modus operandi

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To deceive his victims and take them to isolated areas, he used to introduce himself as a football manager. He had also kidnapped some of his peers to ask for a ransom from their family. And when he was arrested three months ago, he had taken the agents to the places where he had buried the victims.

The lynching

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Last Wednesday, Wanjala was due to be tried for the murder of a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old, but he managed to escape despite being monitored by three police officers, now accused of negligence and complicity. The police then launched a manhunt, even if the inhabitants of Bungoma, his hometown, found him. The killer was hiding in a house: the crowd – after being reported by some kids who had recognized and chased him – found him, beaten and then strangled.

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Kenya vampire serial killer lynched crowd

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