Terror convicts who escaped from Kamiti Prison arrested

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 18 Nov, 2021 13:10 | < 1 min read
Terror convicts who escaped from the prison arrested. PHOTO/COURTESY

The three terror convicts who escaped from Kamiti Prison have been arrested.

The three; Musharaf Abdalla Akhulunga also known as Shukri, Mohamed Ali Abikar and Joseph Juma Odhiambo alias Yusuf have been arrested by Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) in Kitui.

Detectives believe that they were on their way to Somalia before they were nabbed inside a house in Kitui town.

They are currently being whisked to Nairobi by air and expected to land at Wilson Airport shortly.

They escaped from Kamiti Maximum Prison on the night of November 14, 2021, and barely three days later, president Uhuru Kenyatta fired Prisons boss Wycliffe Ogallo as investigations continue.

Before the firing of Ogallo, seven wardens had been arrested in connection with the dramatic escape and police had also offered Ksh60M for information leading to the arrest of three convicts.

Six more warders, including Commandant Charles Mutembei Gerrard and his deputy Joseph Longarianyang, had also been arraigned at Kahawa Law Courts to answer charges relating to the escape of the three terror convicts.

Musharaf Abdalla was serving a jail term since 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 was arrested in 2019 while attempting to enlist with the Al Shabaab terror group.