An alleged mass child murderer was hunted down and killed by a lynch mob this week just hours after fleeing court.
Nicknamed the "bloodthirsty vampire", Masten Milimo Wanjala, 20, was originally arrested in Kenya on July 14 in connection with the disappearance of two children.
He later admitted, in a disturbing confession, that he had killed "at least 10 others over a five-year period".
And to make matters even more disturbing, he also confessed to "sometimes sucking blood from their veins before executing them," the director of criminal investigations in Kenya said at the time.
The vile man was supposed to appear in a Nairobi court on Wednesday but failed to arrive.
Mike Sonko, the Governor of Nairobi, had offered a £1,316 (Sh200,000) reward to anyone able to assist officers in locating him – which led to a mob finding him in his rural home in Bungoma – more than 250 miles away from the police station he had escaped from.
During his original arrest in July, he was found wearing the shirt of Premier League club Everton.
Area assistant county commissioner Cornelius Nyaribai confirmed to Kenya's The Star newspaper that the suspect was flushed from "their house and lynched by a mob".
He said: "We don’t encourage mob lynching, but we can confirm the suspect was trailed by a mob and killed."
Details of the man's crimes were told by local police.
He allegedly "drugged and drained his victims of their blood and some of them strangled".
According to the Daily Mail, his first victim was a 12-year-old girl he kidnapped five years.
The bodies of several children he has killed have yet to be found.
Police spokesman Bruno Shiosho said: "The locals have said it is him.
"For now we can confirm that a man locals say is Masten Wanjala, who was on the run, has been lynched in Bungoma."
Kenyan newspaper The Standard said that the suspect is a "repeat offender who has previously spent time behind bars".
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