Three Terror Convicts Who Escaped From Kamiti Maximum Prison Have Been Arrested In Kitui

In Summary

  • DCI boss George Kinoti confirmed the arrest and added they were being brought to Nairobi.
  • The three, Musharraf Abdalla, Joseph Juma and Mohammed Abdi were nabbed as they headed to neighbouring Somalia.

Terrorists who escaped Kamiti Maximum Prison on Tuesday, November 16, nabbed in Kitui.
Terrorists who escaped Kamiti Maximum Prison on Tuesday, November 16, nabbed in Kitui.

Three terrorists who escaped from Kamiti Maximum Prison were Thursday, November 18, found in Mwingi East, Kitui and arrested by Anti-Terrorist Police Unit (ATPU).

The three, Musharraf Abdalla, Joseph Juma and Mohammed Abdi, were reportedly trying to flee to neighboring Somalia when they were attacked. The arrest completes a three-day search operation.

The detainees were taken to Nairobi County for custody and re-interrogated.

Following their escape on Tuesday, November 16, President Uhuru Kenyatta had a difficult meeting at the State House with security officials.

At the meeting, the president announced the Commissioner-General of Prisons, Wycliffe Ogalo.

Armed police raided the Prison House and ordered that the warden escort the jailer and escort him home.

The President also ordered the Department of State for Correctional Services to punish all Kenyan Prisons Service employees who were on duty during the security breach; an action that will involve the immediate re-suspension of all affected officials.

The president has ordered that action be taken against anyone found guilty of aiding and abetting prisoners.

Terrorists who escaped Kamiti Maximum Prison on Tuesday, November 16, nabbed in Kitui.
Terrorists who escaped Kamiti Maximum Prison on Tuesday, November 16, nabbed in Kitui.

The three escaped at about the same time as neighboring Uganda was bombed by two parliamentary bombs and a police station.

The government has encouraged members of the public to be on the lookout for suspicious persons and to report any suspicious activity to the nearest police station.

"National police are reassuring the public of their safety and security following the terrorist-related incidents in our neighboring country earlier today. We sympathize with the victims and the families affected by this heinous act.

"We have operated our national security centers through the strengthening of security in our cities and borders," the statement read.

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