Not fewer than three police officers have been nabbed after they have been traced to the successful escape of Masten Wanjala, an infant murderer who already pleaded guilty.
Reference Daily News reports how Wanjala escaped from the Jogoo Road Police Station under strange circumstances. This was on the 12th October.
Officials revealed how Wanjala disappeared around 7am, on Wednesday while attending to a roll call.
The officers alongside the officers manning Jogo Road Police stations, including two others, were nabbed on Wednesday in connection with the disappearance.
It is possible they are produced in court today and on the charges of aiding the disappearance of the suspect from lawful custody and negligence of duties.
They were handpicked from their place of work and taken to the Nairobi Area Command for serious grilling and before they are detained at Capitol Hill Cells before the arraignment.
Not fewer than 20 persons have been investigated in respect to Wanjala’s escape. They included the suspects in custody and police officers.
A police statement on the arrest read:
“No. 236523 IP PHILIP MBITHI, No. 105352 P. C KAMAKIA MUTUMA BONIFACE and No. 117150 PC (W) PRECIOUS MWENDE MWINZI, all of Jogoo Police station were arrested by officers from RCIO’s office Nairobi for the offences of aiding escape from lawful custody and neglect of official duty contrary to section 124 and 128 of the Penal code respectively. They are to be charged in court following the escape of one Masten Mulimu Wanjala during the night of 12/13/10/2021 who had been remanded at Jogoo Road Police Station following a series of murder cases.”