A manhunt is underway for three inmates who through their cell’s ventilation, made their way to break out of Isolo prison at 4.30am. The three Isiolo prison escapees includes men charged with violent robbery escaped the Isiolo Prison on Monday April 18, 2016.
The group fled the prison on foot, and have been on the run after bursting out of the prison, a fairly-secured prison in Kenya.
County Prisons Commander Ibrahim Hassan said the remandees from Isiolo prison, escaped through a ventilation hole at around 4.30am Monday.
According to the Isiolo Prison Commander, Ibrahim Hassan:
“They tempered with the cell’s ventilation and passed through it. The officers responded by shooting, but it was raining heavily and they all escaped,” said Hassan as quoted by the Daily Nation.
The commander added that the two wardens who were on duty had been interdicted after the escape. Criminal investigation officers are currently examining the matter.
While the focus right now is on apprehending these individuals and get them back behind bars as quick as possible, the commander said they are also beginning an investigation as to how this occurred and if this was pre-planned.
The commander also told the media that they are following every lead that they receive as they have found themselves in a position where they absolutely need the public’s help.
Mr Hassan said the two officers who were interdicted will serve as an example to the rest. Before they escaped, one of the officers tried to alert others who were at a watch tower, but the remandees made it through a wall.
Earlier this year, Police in Siakago, Mbeere North sub-county, launched a manhunt for three remandees, who escaped while in a holding cell at Siakago law courts Wednesday afternoon.
The fourth one, George Kinyua Jibau, charged also with robbery with violence was arrested by police as he hid in a thicket nearby.
Area police boss Ayub Gitonga revealed that Jibau, together with Samuel Nyaga, Francis Musyoka and Anthony Mwaniki had gone to the court for sentencing and mention of their cases at the local magistrate’s court.