Police arrest 2 remandees who escaped from station

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 00:00 |
Kayole Police Station.

Police in Nairobi have arrested two remandees who escaped from Kayole Police Station on Monday morning.

Dennis Ndung’u, accused of defilement and John Irungu accused of robbery with violence, were yesterday arrested in Hamza and Buru Buru, respectively.  

According to police reports, the two and four other suspects made their way out of the cells after they cut off the roof of the station and escaped without raising any suspicion.

Police have launched a manhunt for the remaining four suspects who include  Tony Irungu, Francis Mwangi, John Mwangi and Dennis Maina.

Residents have urged the government to move with speed and initiate thorough investigations in to how the six escaped. 

 Kayole Central MCA Jeremiah Karani has called on the government to adopt measures required to ensure that such prisoners do not escape and cause trouble or torment the public with their criminal activities.

More resources

Karani also called on Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to fully equip the station with modern infrastructure  to avoid recurrence of such escapes.

“ We are appealing to the CS to allocate more resources to this station. It handles a lot of criminal activities which sometimes become extremely difficult for the officers to handle,” he said.  

Reports have indicated that Kayole, and generally informal settlements in Eastlands have been on the spotlight for various crimes and rising crime rates, especially among the youth. 

  This is the second escape in a span of less than a month from a manned police station, after the Bungoma drama that saw several culprits disappear from the police cells.

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