Police searching for suspects who killed man over alleged coronavirus

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Police in Kwale have launched a manhunt for a mob that killed a middle-aged in Kibundani area after accusing him of having contracted COVID-19 .

Msambweni Sub-county police commander Nehemiah Bitok said Hezron Kotini was staggering home from a drinking spree when he bumped into a group of youth who started shouting that he has  the coronavirus.

The youths then attacked the man with crude weapons, leaving him for dead.

The police commander said Kotini, sustained deep cuts on his head, was rushed to Msambweni Referral Hospital where he succumbed to the injuries.