Prison escapee re-arrested, police confirm

A notorious criminal who escaped from Langas Police Station under unclear circumstances two weeks ago has been rearrested.

The 26-year old suspect who was being held in connection with various criminal offenses was arrested in Shinyalu of Kakamega County following a tip-off from members of the public.

Humphrey Shilisia who is linked to rape and robbery with violence in various estates in Eldoret town and its environs was handed over to Eldoret Police after being smoked out from his hideout.

The Uasin Gishu County Police Commander (CPC), Johnstone Ipara said after receiving information from the public that the suspect was hiding in one of his relatives’ home in Shinyalu, police from Eldoret engaged their counterparts from Kakamega County to ensure the suspect was nabbed.

“We managed to re-arrest him after being in hiding for two weeks following his dramatic escape from Langas police station in Uasin Gishu County,” said Ipara.

The CPC said the suspect will be arraigned in court to face charges in connection with the crimes he is reported to have committed.