SEVEN PRISON WARDERS ARRESTED OVER ESCAPE OF THREE TERROR CONVICTS AT KAMITI MAXIMUM PRISON
Three potentially dangerous terror convicts serving jail terms for various terror related crimes have escaped from the Kamiti Maximum Prison in Kenya.
The escapees were serving time ranging from fifteen to forty five years. Concerted efforts by a multi-agency security team is ongoing to trace and recapture the convicts.
Kenyan Interior Cabinent Secretary, Dr Fred Matiangi described the incident as a National embarrassment, considering the fact that the facility in question is supposed to be the country's most secured penententiary.
He said: "We will only go to the direction investigations point but we will act resolutely to ensure that this kind of recklessness does not happen again because it exposes our people.
"Definitely, there is a certain level of irresponsibility we have to deal with in this particular case".
The Kenyan National Police Service has also appealed to the general public to remain vigilant and be on a lookout for the three escapees, who are said to be very dangerous and desperate.
The authorities said any information that could lead to their recapture should be shared with Police at the nearest Police station or at any Security Agency or post.
The escapees are: Musharaf Abdala alias Shukri Sharif, Alex Shikanda, 34 years, serving a twenty two year jail time for being in possession of ammunitions and explosives amongst other terror related offenses.
Mohamed Ali Abikar, 35, is serving a forty one year jail time for conspiracy to commit a terrorist act. The third escapee, Joseph Juma Odhiambo, 30, is serving a fifteen year jail time for traveling to a reformist training designated country.
The Kenyan authorities have announced a Twenty Million shillings per escapee, or useful information that could lead to the arrest of the escapees.
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