A youthful man from Kisasi Village in Kitui Rural Constituency was on Monday morning lynched after he killed a 5-year-old girl and ate parts of her head.
The girl, a kindergarten pupil, was heading to school at around 7am alongside three other children, when the attacker abducted and took her into a nearby forest, where he beheaded the child and, thereafter, ate parts of her head.
The other children managed to run to safety. On reaching school, they narrated to a teacher what had transpired earlier.
The teacher, thereafter, alerted police attached to Mbitini post, who rushed to the kidnap scene, and followed a blood trail into the forest, where they found the man eating the child’s brain.
Kanduti chief, Mary Muvengei said the girl’s body had been dumped elsewhere.
Angry residents, who had accompanied police to the scene, thereafter stoned the man to death and set his body on fire.
The girl’s body and that of her killer were taken to Kitui County Referral Hospital morgue.