Nov 28, 2021

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Escapees airlifted back to Kamiti

The trio were airlifted to Kamiti just hours after being arrested in a remote village in Kitui district.

Police said they fled towards Boni Forest, which borders Somalia they were cornered by security agents hours after local residents reported seeing them at Malalani Market in Endau, about 100 kilometers east of Kitui town.

After their arrest, security authorities held them briefly the Mwingi Police Station, where they were waiting for the airlift to Nairobi.

The terrorist detainees were taken from the station to the Anti-Terrorism Police Training College in Kannyonyoo, Kitui, on the street under strict security precautions.

From here they were flown to Kamiti Prison in Kiambu District.

In Kiambu, Cabinet The Secretaries Fred Matiang’i and Joe Mucheru, the new Kenya Prison Service Boss Brigadier (Rtd) John Warioba and other security agents found it h in the Kamiti prison block.

Bounty of 60 million Shillings

When they were discovered In Kitui, the sleepy shopping center in Malalani was in panic today. recorded as shopkeepers who were arresting the fugitives and wanted to collect the bounty of Sh60 million, feared that the terrorists were armed.

Malalani borders the Mwingi Game Reserve in the north and the Kitui Game Reserve in the south and was a hiding place for terror suspects for a long time.

The trio hid during the day and wandered under cover of darkness in order not to be caught.

After the locals had informed the police, Immediately a massive manhunt started with all security agencies in the area, including the chiefs and their assistants, who were on high alert to comb the villages and prevent the terrorists from escaping to hiding places outside the country.

Security sources confided to the nation that the entire district was surrounded by officers from the Counter-Terrorism Police Unit, assisted by personnel from the Anti-Stock Theft Unit.

Kitui District Police Commander Leah Kithei said the three were arrested in the Mwingemi area while trying to find their way off the Mwingi-Garissa Highway.

Local residents said they became suspicious of them the trio asked for directions to Garissa and Boni Forest in Lamu.

One of the refugees had swollen legs and limped. said a local.

The terrorists Musharraf Abdalla Akhulunga alias Zarkarawi, Mohammed Ali Abikar and Joseph Juma Odhiambo alias Yusuf fled the best-guarded prison in the country on Sunday.

A bounty of Sh60 million was placed on her head for information leading to her arrest.

Read: “Dangerous” Terrorists Escape from Kamiti Prison

Terrorist attacks

Musharaf was arrested on September 30, 2012 for his role in a foiled terrorist attack on Parliament buildings.

He was charged with possession of explosives, ammunition and firearms. He is from the Ekero area of ​​Mumias, Kakamega County.

Mohamed, an Islamist fighter arrested after his involvement in the April 2, 2015 attack on Garissa University, was serving a 41-year-old Imprisonment.

He was convicted along with Hassan Edin Hassan and Rashid Charles Mberesero from Tanzania, who was sentenced to life imprisonment but committed suicide in Kamiti last November