Two Makueni teachers allegedly flee with Ksh.1 million handout from politician

Two Makueni teachers allegedly flee with Ksh.1 million handout from politician

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Police on Monday evening rescued two teachers from lynching by angry mob who claimed the pair had swindled them of Ksh.1 million handed to them by a local politician in Makueni County.

According to a police report, the pair are alleged to have received Ksh.1 million from the unnamed politician, who was campaigning in the area earlier, to share among constituents but they took off immediately after.

With boda boda riders hot on their heels crying foul, the teachers were forced to seek refuge at a nearby police station.

“The two primary teachers stormed Kambu police post and went straight behind the report office desk with dozens of motorbike riders hot in their pursuit. They took cover behind two surprised police officers manning the desk, pleading with them to protect them from the angry mob that was baying for their blood,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said in a statement.  

The two teachers managed to get refuge at the police station but the mob started throwing projectiles at the police post demanding they be released to face mob justice.

"They stormed Kambu police post and went straight behind the report office desk with dozens of motorbike riders hot in their pursuit. They took cover behind two surprised police officers manning the desk, pleading with them to protect them from the angry mob," the statement read.

The police officers who could not restrain the crowd were forced to reinforcement from their colleagues at Mtito Andei Police station who arrived immediately.

Although the officers dispersed the mob and contained the situation, some riders remained peeping at the ongoings in the police post, from the periphery.

Detectives have since launched investigations into the incident.