Three terror convicts who escaped from a Nairobi prison arrested

Police in Kenya has arrested three convicts who escaped from Kamiti Maximum Prison, Nairobi, on Monday.

Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss George Kinoti said Mohamed Ali Abikar, Joseph Juma Odhiambo, and Musharaf Abdalla Akhulunga were arrested in Kitui, south-Eastern of Kenya.

It is believed they were heading to neighbouring Somalia.

All three have been accused of terrorism-related offences, and one, Abikar, was serving a 41-year sentence for his role in an incident that killed 148 people at Garissa University.

The convicts were reported to have dug a hole on the wall to escape the heavily-guarded facility.

President Uhuru Kenyatta fired top prisons boss Wycliffe Ogallo as a result of the inmates’ escape.

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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