A local pastor in Bamba is on the run after he was named as the mastermind in the theft of animals in the area.
This follows the killing of two people earlier this week.
The pastor sneaked out of his home with his wife after word went round that he is mong eight other people being hunted down for stealing.
Stock theft is rife in Bamba with some thieves stealing and slaughtering the animals to sell the meat in Kilifi.
Residents have vowed to end the problem by making sure they kill all the suspects.