Dec 9, 2021

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Phones, flash disk ‘to unravel Kamiti prison break puzzle’

The devices were recovered in the Kamuluyuni region of Kitui district and are said to have been removed by reservists of the Kenyan police three moments before they were arrested.

Even after three days of combed through the crime scene, the prickly thicket was recovered a white piece of paper with three mobile phone numbers written on it and headphones.

Mr. Komu Kilonzi, the head of the KPR team that found the items, suspected that the trio was communicating with others in the bonus forest. < / p>

“We’ve been combing the thicket since they were arrested on Thursday because the terrorists confessed they had a cell phone that was lost in the forest,” said Mr Kilonzi, adding that they had destroyed the phones to destroy evidence.

Preliminary research shows that Musharaf Abdalla Akhulunga aka Zarkawi, Mohamed Ali Abikar and Joseph Juma Odhiambo aka Yusuf relied on Google Maps to find their way and stood in Constant exchange with their colleagues on bonuses.

“Getting them before they fled to Somalia was the first great success and now we are happy that we have found the phones and other materials that are with the Investigations will help, “said Leah Kithei, Kitui County Police Commander.

A detective said he intended to find out where the phones were purchased and the call log data.

They have the IMEI Number – International Mobile Equipment Identity – which works like a fingerprint. It’s a 15-digit number that is unique to each device.

Rogue jailer

Using IMEI numbers, detectives can identify every cell phone number that the device may have used and then get all the call details, messages and even track the movement of the owner of the phone. Manufacturers around the world share IMEI numbers to enable tracking of smartphones that may have been stolen or compromised.

“Within a few days, the entire network of those who organized the prison escape organized their trip Kamiti. facilitated all the way to Kitui will be known. The discoveries will be crucial evidence against the terrorists and all of their collaborators, “said one detective.

He said the convicts believed that by crashing the phones, they destroyed details of their movements in order to help their collaborators Protect.

Moments after their capture, the trio reportedly confessed to the reservists escorting them through the main gate of Kamiti – a closely guarded correctional facility – and later assisting them to Kitui.

They officials also announced that they were in contact with people in the Boni Forest who were willing to offer bribes in exchange for their freedom.

“They told us that ‘kampuni Yetu ni kubwa’ ( we have a large organization)) regarding Al-Shabaab and that their masters will not hesitate to save them, “said Jacob Mutisya, a police reserve 300 km away suggests widespread corruption and collusion with renegade prison guards.

M r Werunga wondered how a convict should have a flash disk in his possession and still have no access to laptops or computers in prison.

“Does that mean that these convicts had certain privileges at Kamiti ? Why did they all have beards and long hair that is not allowed behind bars? Did the beards grow in the three days of freedom? ”He turned himself in.

Suspicious money trail

He said the escape must have been planned over a long period of time, with deliberate agreements Prison officers.

“In this saga there are more questions than answers, all of which point to corruption in the security ranks. It suggests that the prisoners had access to cell phones and freely communicated with other terrorists who must have offered large bribes to the prison guards to facilitate their escape, ”he said.

Another strange one Thing was similar names written against the three numbers that suggested the trio had women, or it was just a decoy to mislead detectives.

The suspicion that apostate Officials behind numerous prison breakouts that escalated with the escape of three forced President Uhuru Kenyatta last week to release Commissioner General Wycliffe Ogalo.

At least 10 guards, including the Kamiti Prison chief Charles Mutembei and his Deputy Joseph Loklari were arrested by counterterrorism police officers.

Mr. Mutembei, Mr. Loklari and the four senior guards Pamela Cherubet, Peter Thuku, Lilian Mukasia and Nicholas Oti eno are accused of assisting the three terrorists in escaping from Kamiti.

The National Intelligence Service (NIS) has reportedly uncovered a suspicious money trail and communication with some officers in Kamiti.

< Detectives also want to find out why the surveillance cameras in the prison were not working on the day the trio escaped and why the malfunction was never reported.

Questions have been raised as to why Kamiti’s management decided to close the trio with other terror suspects at Condemn G Block. They were locked up in cell number 6, Block A, which is less secure.

Read part 2 about how Kitui is a wild, wild east that serves as a safe haven for terrorists