Two phones believed to have been used by Kamiti Prison escapees recovered

Two phones believed to have been used by Kamiti Prison escapees recovered

  • Detectives from Cyber Crime Unit are deciphering communication from the two phones to track the communication path.
  • Likewise police are in search of two vehicles believed to be part of the getaway plot of the three. One of the vehicles is said to have picked up the three outside Kamiti all the way to Kitui.
  • Concurrently, in Kilgoris, a manhunt is on for the other suspects who escaped police custody by drilling a hole in their cell. 

Detectives probing the escape of the three Kamiti terror convicts who were later recaptured have made a major breakthrough after securing two phones used by the three during the escape.

Detectives from Cyber Crime Unit are deciphering communication from the two phones to unravel the communication path.

The sleuths keen to establish who aided convicts to escape from prison and getaway to Malalani in Kitui County, some 300 kilometers from Kamiti and a half breath to Tana River County, Garissa and finally Somalia.

The multi-agency team is also searching for two vehicles, one believed to be their getaway car while the other believed to be on standby to whisk them into Somalia.

Likewise police are in search of two vehicles believed to be part of the getaway plot of the three. One of the vehicles is said to have picked up the three outside Kamiti all the way to Kitui.

The second vehicle said to be a double cabin searched for is said to have been on standby on the opposite end to complete the plan on sneaking away the three terror suspects into Somalia.

The three escapees have been interrogated as sleuths strive to crack the case open on how the three terror convicts broke away from Kamiti Maximum Prison, a heavily fortified prison.

The trio are to face additional charges of breaking away from prison. The prison break has seen a purge at the Magereza house with 17 wardens arraigned in court.

Concurrently, in Kilgoris, a manhunt is on for the other suspects who escaped police custody by drilling a hole in their cell. The three include Shadrack Leparan a murder suspect, Enock Ndege a robbery with violence suspect and Patrick Mausa who faces rape charges.

Three officers who were on duty on the night of the escape have been apprehended.

Kilgoris residents have called on security officials to step up surveillance and have the three re-arrested ad locked up.