Tanzanian gambler lynched after killing two people over Sh30,000 in Eastleigh

John Barnabas Mchanga was stoned by an irate public after he stabbed two people to death in a bar in Eastleigh, Nairobi.

Tuesday February 9 2016

A street in Eastleigh, Nairobi. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP.

A street in Eastleigh, Nairobi. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP. 

By STELLA CHERONO
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A gambler who killed two people after losing Sh30,000 was on Monday lynched in Nairobi.

John Barnabas Mchanga was stoned to death by an irate public after he stabbed the two people to death at City View Bar in Eastleigh, Nairobi.

Police said Mr Mchanga went to the manager's office and found one Mr Winfred Mbuvi, 40, and demanded a free play, but she turned him down.

He used a Somali sword to stab her several times, killing her.

A security guard, Mr James Lutea, tried to rescue her but was also fatally stabbed.

The Tanzanian gambler also stabbed another guard, Mr Kevin Ogada, who was being treated in a hospital and was listed in a serious condition.

The incident happened shortly after midnight.

Police officers from the Starehe Police Station, including OCPD Alice Kimeli and head of criminal investigations Kiberenge Seroney, visited the scene in the early morning and interrogated staff.

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