A statement has been issued by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) alerting the public that seven dangerous criminals escaped from police cells at Thika Police Station on Wednesday night.
The DCI stated that the seven forcefully evaded Thika police station after attacking an officer guarding their cell.
This was after one of them feigned sickness and then with the assistance of his fellows managed to persuade the cop in accompanying him to the toilet.
It was then that the suspect attacked the cop before obtaining the keys to the cell hence later on escaping with the fellows.
There has been a manhunt launched for the escapees as one of them was arrested meters away from the cell.
The officer who was on duty at the time of the incident has also been placed in custody and is helping with the investigations.
DCI is urging members of the public who may have information on the escape to inform them through their toll-free hotline.
In a statement that stated, “Should you have any information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects, kindly make your report through the DCI anonymous toll-free hotline, 0800 722 203.”
It’s apparently evident that instances of jail breakouts have been on the rise as the jailbreak from Kamiti had prompted President Uhuru to announce reforms in the prison sector in 2021.
Reforms that saw through the sacking of Commissioner General of Prisons Service, Wycliffe Ogalo, following the Kamiti Maximum Security Prison break replacing him was Brigadier (Rtd.) John Kibaso Warioba.
Mandated with ensuring clean-up of the prison sector.