Nov 28, 2021

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Kamiti jailbreak: President Kenyatta sacks prisons boss Wycliffe Ogallo

Warioba was sworn in as General Commissioner in the State House on Wednesday.

Ogallo’s release follows the recent jailbreak in Kamitimaximum Security Prison, in which three terrorists escaped.

Update: Ogallo was arrested by ATPU officials. Read more here

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

Before announcing his release President Kenyatta held a crisis meeting at the State House on Wednesday with senior Home Office officials and prison officials about the jailbreak.

However, Ogallo was banned from Wednesday’s session. His assistant Florence Omundi was at the State House.

The State House meeting also attended Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, Corrections PS Zainab Hussein and the officer in charge of Ruiru Prisons Training College Wanini Keriri.

The President is said to have been particularly angry about the escape of the terrorist suspects.

In a subsequent statement released by the State House, it was stated that the government would take all necessary measures to pursue the fugitives. < / p>

“The State Department of Correctional Services was similarly directed to sanction disciplinary action against all Kenyan prison service personnel on duty at the time of the breach by State House spokeswoman Kanze Dena Odhiambo, aka Yusuf .

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

P President Kenyatta urged Kenyans to provide any information pertaining to their arrests, while reminding them to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity.

He also praised Kenya’s security guards for their “tireless efforts and heroic work in law enforcement and counterterrorism “.

The escape has put Kenya on high alert, especially against the backdrop of a terrorist attack in neighboring Uganda that caused panic among East African countries.

Guard arrested

In the meantime, a court is in Kiambu. Detained has allowed police to hold three prison guards for 25 days on alleged links with the trio’s escape.

This brings the number of prison guards arrested after the daring escape to ten. Seven guards were arrested yesterday while the investigation into the incident continues.

The chief magistrate of the Kahawa Court, Boaz Ombewa, issued the custodial orders for the detention of Edwin Muhia Njuguna, new investor Musyoka Mwitisyo and Moses Kaikai , said the matters raised by DCI investigators included national security and public interest issues.

Both Muhia and Musyoka are prison inspectors, while Kaikai is an overseer.

< p> Report by Vincent Achuka, Lynette Mukami, Justus Ochieng and Simon Ciuri