East Africa

11 suspects escape from police station after digging hole through wall

Kenya: Eleven remandees early Sunday morning escaped from Bungoma Police Station after digging a hole through the wall, one of them was however later re-arrested.

According to a police report seen by Citizen Digital, officers manning the station were at around 3am alerted by other remandees that some of their fellow remandees had escaped from one of the cells.

Upon checking, the officers found a hole dug on the rear wall through which the eleven had escaped.

“The escapees had cut an angle line metal bar that reinforced the cells door and used the same to dig the hole,” read the report.

The escapees have since been identified as: Brian Ochieng Onyango (robbery with violence), John Wanyonyi (robbery with violence), Clerkson Otieno (burglary), Simon Wekesa (assault), Collins Juma Nyukuri (assault), Alex Simiyu Muyekho (stealing), Bramwel Barasa (defilement), Pascal Kiberenge Namasaka (impersonation), Emmanuel Wakoko (assault), John Barasa Wekesa (breaking and stealing) and Isaac Wekesa (stealing).

A joint team consisting of officers from the station and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), while combing the area, spotted one of the escapees – Isaac Wekesa – running towards a nearby bush near an airstrip and shot him on the thigh.

Wekesa was then taken to the Bungoma Referral Hospital where he is presently admitted in stable condition as a manhunt for the remaining escapees continues.

By Citizen

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