Prisoners Stage Daring Escape from Eldoret Prison

Prisoners Stage Daring Escape from Eldoret Prison

According a warder at the prison, the prisoners, who had been convicted of murder, cut off bars in the prison before they escaped.

The injured prisoner is receiving treatment at Moi Referral Hospital.

Two months ago, five prisoners being transported in a prison vehicle from Eldoret Prison to Kabarnet escaped a few kilometers from Kabarnet Town.

Baringo County Commissioner Peter Okwanyo said the prisoners overpowered the warders as they were headed up Kiboino Hills to Kabarnet Town.

“One of the suspects hit the prison warder before making the daring escape,” said Mr Okwanyo.

The prisoners were in the company of five prison warders and were being escorted to Kabarnet Law Courts from Eldoret Prison.

The prisoners managed to overpower the prison warders; throwing two of them out of the vehicle they were in.

By Tom Omulo.