Seven wardens from Kamiti Maximum Prison are in police custody following the escape of three convicts who were serving jail terms for terrorism-related crimes.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiangi says Kamati is arguably the most secured maximum prison facility in the country and preliminary investigations indicate the escape was abetted by laxity and incompetence.
The CS said more arrests and prosecutions will follow after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations moved in to investigate the prison break.
Matiangí who led a senior security team to Kamiti prison Monday evening further revealed that a massive manhunt involving specialized teams had been launched across the country for Musharraf Abdalla Akhulunga a.k.a Zarkarawi, Mohammed Ali Abikar and Joseph Juma Odhiambo a.k.a Yusuf even as the DCI placed Ksh60million bounty on their recapture.
“We will not only go the direction investigations will point us but we will act resolutely to ensure 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.” He said.