NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 14 – A student suspected to be behind the Lokichogio school attack where five students and a national police reservist were killed early Friday morning has been lynched shortly after his arrest on Saturday.
The irate crowd stormed and overran the Kakuma Police station baying for his blood following the incident which has been condemned by various leaders including President Uhuru Kenyatta who ordered for the pursuit of the killers.
“My thoughts and prayers are with their families at this time of sorrow and grief. I also pray for a quick recovery of those injured,” the Head of State stated through his twitter account.
He further expressed deep sorrow at the death young innocent Kenyans at Lokichogio Secondary school in Turkana County.
While condoling with the parents, teachers and students, Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok asked the national government to allocate boarding schools armed security personnel.
According to witness reports, the lynched student is said to have returned to the school (having been suspended) on a revenge mission with an armed gang; proceeding to open fire on students in their dormitory.
The student is reported to be a former military man in South Sudan is said to have previously fought with one of his colleagues over Sh200 before they were both suspended for indiscipline.
A school girl is also said to have been raped and stabbed by the student on rampage and is now nursing serious injuries.
According to surviving students who narrated the ordeal, the attacker is said to have gone to the girls’ dormitory first where he switched on the light to locate the specific girl whom he later raped and stabbed.
He is said to have left and headed straight to the boys’ dormitory where he and his gang selectively shot dead five students and he is said used a torch to identify those he wanted to kill.
A security man in the rank of a DCI from the South Sudan side confirmed that the attacker was a former military man before he enrolled at the school.
The students were in school preparing for their national exams when the attack occurred.