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President Kenyatta Fires Commissioner-General of Kenya Prisons Service Wycliffe Ogalo Over Kamiti Terror Convicts Escape

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Former Commissioner General of Kenya Prisons Service Wycliffe Ogalo

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has sacked the Commissioner-General of Kenya Prisons Service Wycliffe Ogalo over the mysterious escape of the three terror convicts on Monday.

Ogalo’s sacking comes a few hours after President Kenyatta held a crisis meeting at State House on Wednesday following the escape of the convicts.

The President has appointed Brigadier (Rtd) John Kibaso Warioba to take over as the new Commissioner-General who has since taken oath of office.

Preliminary investigations by the Serious Crimes Investigations Unit of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations led by George Kinoti, established that the notorious convicts must have been aided by prison wardens to escape.

The investigations revealed that the convicts dislodged a brick on the wall of their cell to create an opening they used to monitor the wardens as they planned their escape.

The detectives also noted the convicts used a card board to seal the opening and wondered how wardens failed to realize it.

It was also established that the trio, Musharraf Abdalla Akhulunga a.k.a Zarkarawi, Mohammed Ali Abikar, and Joseph Juma Odhiambo a.k.a Yusuf drilled a hole through their cell and used it to escape.

Detectives raised questions on how the three managed to climb and jump over the wall without being noticed, prompting them to believe that the three conspired with the facility wardens to escape.

Some seven wardens at Kamiti Maximum Prison were arrested yesterday following the escape of three convicted terrorists from custody.

The arrest of the officers came after the Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’I made an impromptu visit to the Maximum Prison yesterday night.

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