Three suspected thieves on Saturday night narrowly escaped death when they were caught red-handed stealing sheep in Terekena village, Nakuru County.
This comes as cases of theft of sheep and goats in the area as well as the larger Kuresoi and Rongai sub-counties have become rampant in recent times.
One of the alleged thieves was shot using an arrow in the back; upon which the two others disappeared into the dark.
“I found the three armed suspects on the roadside with a motorbike and our sheep tied on a tree… they attacked but missed me and I shot one of them with an arrow,” narrated one of the locals who spoke to Citizen Digital.
Confirming the incident, area Chief Raphael Tuwei said armed locals chased the thieves who opted to leave behind their motorcycle and flee on foot.
The administrator said the motorcycle has since been towed to the police station as investigations into the rampant thefts continue.
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