A suspected chicken thief has been burnt to death by angry residents in Mugaani village, Tharaka-Nithi County.
Resident said the suspect stole the chicken on Thursday night and when the owner confronted him, the thief attacked him with a knife, injuring him on the neck.
Another resident claimed the suspect, commonly known to the locals as Ndangamanya, has been terrorising locals by breaking into their houses at night and stealing their property.
"Though he has been stealing for a long time, residents decided to burn him because he attacked the chicken owner," said one of the residents.
Police took the body to the mortuary in Chuka County Referral Hospital.