Seven prison warders are in custody following the escape of three terror suspects from the Kamiti Maximum Prison on Monday, November 15, 2021.
The three terror suspects are said to have taken off at 1:00 AM, but according to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i stated the escape was abetted by laxity and incompetence and vowed more arrests and prosecutions will follow.
"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,” Matiangi said.
Matiang'i assured Kenyans that security forces are on high alert and urged them not to panic.
Detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have since commenced the search for the three inmates.
DCI announced a Ksh60 million reward, Ksh20 million for each suspect, for information that may lead to their arrest.
“PRISON BREAK! A reward of Ksh60 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 1 am,” DCI wrote in a tweet.
These three include Musharaf Abdalla Akhulunga also Shukri from Mumias Kakamega county who was arrested back in 2012 over his participation in a failed attempt to conduct a terrorist attack targeting parliament building.
Mohamed Ali Abikar was arrested following his involvement with the Garissa University attack in April 2015.
The third escapee Joseph Juma Adhiambo alias Yusuf from Lukoye Mumias in Kakamega county was arrested in 2019 while attempting to enlist with the Al Shabaab terror group.