Seven wardens are currently being held over the escape of three terror suspect serving time at Kamiti Maximum Prison.
In a statement issued by Interior Ministry, CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i noted that the escape of the convicts from a secure prison was caused by laxity and incompetency by those tasked to maintain security.
The CS vowed to prosecute those who will be found guilty once the investigations are complete.
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“Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi said preliminary investigations suggested the escape from arguably the most secured maximum prison facility in the country was abetted by laxity and incompetence and vowed more arrests and prosecutions will follow after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations DCI Kenya moved in to investigate the prison break.” Said Spokesperson GOK
A team of senior security personnel were led by the CS on Monday evening as a massive manhunt has been launched to arrest the three namely Musharraf Abdalla Akhulunga, Mohammed Ali Abikar and Joseph Juma Odhiambo.
Speaking from Kamiti, CS Matiang’i noted that from the opinion the block that was occupied by the trio had no indication of a prison break even though DCI investigators are working on the matter.
The CS promised protection of whistle-blowers who will share vital information leading to their arrest as the detectives focus on the country’s borders and exit points.
“We are all mobilized and we have sent messages across the country and all exit and possible movement points out of the country. We are going to conduct a massive manhunt of those three. They are dangerous criminals and we have to get them. And we have to get them.” Said CS Matiang’i
Kenyans have been urged to remain calm as he police work around the close to ensure security and arrest of the suspects.