The death of two boys who were burnt alive have led to a public outrage amongst a number of prominent personalities and commoners in Nairobi, Kenya.
Naija News learnt that the boys were killed for stealing phones.
Anja Ringgren Loven – a philanthropist who has rescued numerous children branded witches and abandoned in Akwa Ibom State and Femi Fani-Kayode have condemned the act.
Photos of the incidence emerged online, in which the boys were stripped naked with a tyre placed on them, and another photo in which fire was blazing, allegedly burning the boys’ bodies.
Reports has it that the boys were caught trying to escape after stealing a woman’s phone at Komarock Estate, Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday, August 8.
The reports stated further that they were nabbed by bike riders who then beat and stripped them before burning them alive, using parts from a motorcycle to feed the fire.
“They removed part of the motorcycle, bought petrol and used it to end the lives of the two young boys,” a shop keeper in the area said.
Buruburu police boss Adamson Bungei condemned the mob attack while also advising youths to desist from crime.
“It is time the youth stop involving in crime since the fruits are so bitter. But members of the public should also not take action into their own hands,” he said.
Condemning the barbaric attack after it went viral, Femi Fani-Kayode wrote: “How can a nation, a continent and a people that indulge in this type of wickedness ever escape God’s wrath? You burn two children alive simply because they stole a mobile phone? God have mercy on you and all those that support and encourage this savagery and barbarity. Jungle justice is NO justice: it is madness!
Anja Loven threatened to “hunt down” the perpetrators as she mourned the boys who she says are around the same age as her
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Source: Naija News