Dec 9, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Kenya head of prisons arrested after jailbreak

Officials of the Kenyan Counter-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) arrested the outgoing prison chief Wycliffe Ogallo, the head of the maximum prison Kamiti, Charles Mutembei, and his deputy.

The arrests took place only a few hours after the Dismissal of Gen. by President Kenyatta Ogallo, replacing him with Brigadier (rtd) John Warioba, and just two days after the Kamiti jailbreak in which three terrorists escaped.

Questions have been raised about how they managed to to escape from the safest prison in the country Monday.

Generation Ogallo, Mr. Mutembei and his deputy were brought to the DCI offices after the arrest.

The new prison chief Brig Warioba declined starting to comment on the arrests was too early as he was just being appointed.

Hours after the arrest, the National Police Service tweeted that Gen Ogallo had not been arrested but was escorted home from his office.

However, his dramatic occupation of the Magereza house, along with that of Mr. Mutembei and his deputy, was seen on film by journalists and captains.

When he tried to get in front to put the vehicle, the officers blocked him and put him a stuck in the back seat before they raced away.

The NPS did not clarify why General Ogallo was escorted by a heavy security team of ATPU officers.

Crisis meeting

< Before announcing his dismissal, President Kenyatta held an emergency meeting with the Home Office at the State House yesterday. from ministerial officials and prison chiefs about the jailbreak. The president is said to have been particularly angry about the terror suspects' escape.

Security forces have already started a manhunt for the trio: Musharaf Abdalla Akhulunga alias Zarkawi alias Alex alias Shukri, Mohamed Ali Abikar and Joseph Juma Odhiambo, alias Yusuf .

They escaped from the closely guarded facility after removing part of the wall that led to their cell block.

President Kenyatta asked the Kenyans to provide all information that lead to their arrest while reminding them to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity.

He also praised Kenya’s security personnel for their “tireless and heroic work in law enforcement and counter-terrorism”. < br /> The Flucht has put Kenya on high alert, especially against the backdrop of a terrorist attack in neighboring Uganda that has caused panic among East African countries.