Mob Justice 6
Boniface Mwangi, 29, recovers from burns in his shack in Nairobi's Mukuru Kwa Njenga slum on Monday, May 11, 2015. Mwangi was accused of stealing a cell phone near his home on April 23. A mob quickly formed and beat him severely before it was broken up by police. Later that day, Mwangi was released from police custody to find 10 men waiting for him near the police station. They beat him again, doused him in petrol, set him ablaze and left him to burn to death. Mwangi rolled into a sewage ditch to suffocate the flames.
Mob justice is common in Kenya's slums because residents believe police protect criminals for kickbacks.