An undercover team of DCI detectives has arrested the main suspects and recovered crucial exhibits, related to the crimes, following a spate of robberies and murders that have rocked Nambale town in Busia county.
DCI stated that the two main suspects and a pastor were arrested after a four-day sting operation that was conducted to put to an end the escalating crime wave that had bedeviled the town.
Maviala Shisanya, 34, Xavior Ojuma, 32, and man of the cloth Nicholas Mabiala 32, were arrested two days ago in Bungoma town and whisked to Nambale police station for further interrogation.
On Thursday, the suspects led detectives to their hideout where an assortment of goods stolen from robbery victims was recovered.
The goods included music systems, gas cylinders, mobile phones among other valuables suspected to have been stolen.
A 24-year-old woman who was found with a 6kg gas cylinder and a music system believed to have been stolen was also arrested for handling stolen property.
The suspects will face robbery with violence charges.
Meanwhile, a man was on Thursday stoned to death by an angry mob in Nambale town, after he attempted to sell a chicken and five chicks that he had concealed in a gunnysack.
Collins Omieno, 22, lost his life after he failed to prove ownership of the chicken.
In the ensuing melee as he tried to prove ownership, word came that some chicken had earlier been stolen in a nearby centre.
When Omieno learnt that he had been cornered, he took to his heels as the angry mob chased after him baying for his blood.
He ran for about two kilometres, but the mob pursuing him was unrelenting.
Upon reaching cotton ginnery grounds, the crowd caught up with Omieno.
They descended on him with blows and kicks, killing him on the spot.
Police discouraged members of the public from taking the law into their own hands and instead report such cases to law enforcement officers, for due process to be followed.