Police in Bungoma County have launched manhunt for a murder suspect who escaped from custody.
Evans Ndiewa, 34, tricked an officer identified as Paul Rop on Sunday, January 16 that he wanted to go to the toilet.
The officer who was on duty at Cheptais Police Station agreed to escort him little did he know that the suspect had other plans.
“Paul Rop reported today at around 0800Hrs that while he was escorting one suspect to the toilet namely Evans Ndiewa aged 34 years he managed to escape by jumping over the nearest fence and ran towards Cheptais Secondary School,” the report read in part.
Ndiewa was scheduled to be arraigned before Sirisia Law Courts on Tuesday, January 18.
An alarm was raised and officers who were on standby tried to go after the suspect in vain.
“An alarm was sounded and he was chased by the said officer and other officers from Cheptais Police Station,” the report further read.
It has been established that officers were also sent to his rural home where it is believed he first went to.