Kenya Prisons boss Wycliffe Ogola sacked

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday sacked Prisons Director-General Wycliffe Ogallo.

The sacking came following the escape of three dangerous terror offenders from Kamiti Maximum Prison, Nairobi.

At the same time, Kenya’s President appointed and swore in Ogalo’s replacement, Brigadier (Rtd) John Kibaso Warioba.

“The briefing noted the compelling public interest in the matter and the need to entrench accountability in the ranks of the leadership of all security organs; in honour of the many Kenyans who have lost their lives and the enormous sacrifices made by all Kenyans and particularly the security organs to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat terror networks,” read part of the statement released by the State House.

President Kenyatta also asked Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i to use all available resources to track down and apprehend the Kamiti escapees.

He encouraged all State investigating authorities to hold fully accountable anyone proven to have been involved in the prison break.

The president also authorized the State Department of Correctional Services to initiate disciplinary action against all prison personnel who were on duty at the time of the security breach, including redeployment and/or immediate suspension of any deemed culpable.

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