A middle aged man was on Tuesday night beaten by a group of youth at Kibundani area, Kwale county after the youth claimed he was suffering from Coronavirus.
The deceased George Kotini was walking from a drinking spree some three kilometers away from Diani police station.
On his way he met a group of youth and an argument ensued.
The youth beat him up suspecting that he was suffering from Coronavirus.
They seriously injured the man who after police received the information from Kibundani resident Mr. Juma Gatimu, they rushed him to Msambweni Sub-county hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Kwale county Police commander Joseph Nthenge confirmed the incident saying police are pursuing the youth.
“We don’t allow such reckless and inhuman action in our community, we will deal with these youth as per the law,” noted Mr. Nthenge.
No suspect has so far been apprehended.