Seven Kamiti Maximum Prison wardens were arrested after three dangerous convicts escaped from custody.

The Director of Criminal Investigation took to Twitter to announce that three convicts had escaped custody. And a reward of sixty million Kenya shillings would be issued to anyone who would help the govt re-arrest them.

A reward of Sh60 Million will be offered to anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the following three terror suspects, who escaped from Kamiti Maximum Security Prison today at 1am.

Read the tweet

The escape of the three comes a month after serial killer the Late Masten Wanjala escaped from Jogoo Road police station where he was being held. See article.


Interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i said in a statement on Tuesday that preliminary investigation  has revealed that jailbreak was abetted by laxity and incompetence.

Mr Matiang’i added that more arrests and prosecution of officials believed to have aided the escape of the terror suspects will follow in the coming days. Since the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)) has moved in to probe the escape.

Matiang’i led a senior security team to Kamiti last evening. And announced a massive manhunt involving specialized teams had been launched across the country in search of the three suspects.

So the three were arrested on different dates. Abikar was charged and convicted in 2019 over links to Al Shabaab and helping the Garissa Uni attack in 2015.

Odhiambo was arrested in 2019 for trying to join the Somali terror group.

And Akhulunga was arrested in 2012 oaver foiled attack targeting Kenya’s Parliament. He was charged with possession of explosives, ammunition, and firearms.

Anybody with information on the whereabouts of the above three named persons should report on this toll free number 999112 or the nearest security agency within reach.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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