Man escapes death by mob justice after allegedly stabbing his former wife

A man narrowly escaped being lynched by his angry neighbours after he allegedly stabbed his estranged wife in a family row.

James Mwiti stabbed Ms. Linda Kawira three times before her screams for assistance saw neighbours dash to her rescue. Police acted swiftly to save Mwiti from lynching.

According to a neighbour, Ms. Kawira relocated to Isiolo Town after parting ways with Mwiti with who she lived in Maua in Meru County.

We are surprised that Mwiti followed Kawira to her residence only to cause her serious bodily harm, said Ms. Mary Kairuthi another neighbour.

The crowd that gathered at the scene even after Ms. Kawira was rushed to hospital insisted on lynching Mwiti, arguing that no justice will be served due to lack of witnesses as the act was committed within the house.

However, the suspect was handcuffed and taken to Isiolo police station waiting to be charged in court. Ms. Kawira is still fighting for her life at the Isiolo Referral Hospital after sustaining serious injuries.

Source: Kenya News Agency