Police arrest two of six Kayole escapees

Kayole Police Station in Nairobi. 

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What you need to know:

  • Dennis Ndung’u, who is accused of defilement, and John Irungu, who is facing robbery with violence charges, were arrested in Hamza and Buru Buru respectively.

Two of the six remandees, who escaped from a cell at the Kayole Police Station were rearrested Wednesday.

According to a police statement, the suspects Dennis Ndung’u, who is accused of defilement, and John Irungu, who is facing robbery with violence charges, were arrested in Hamza and Buru Buru respectively.

On Monday morning, police launched a manhunt for six suspects who escaped from custody through in unclear circumstances.

The six allegedly escaped through the roof.

The other four suspects who are still at large, John Irungu, Tonny Makori, Francis Mwangi and John Mwangi, are facing robbery with violence charges and were waiting to be moved to the Industrial Area Remand Prison when they escaped.

Last month, 11 suspects escaped from a police station in Bungoma.

The group escaped from Bungoma Central Police Station after digging an underground tunnel at night. One suspect was arrested after he was shot in the thigh as he tried to escape.

A week later, Bungoma South police boss Wilson Nanga said that two more escapees had been rearrested.

“Our officers arrested one of the suspect John Wekesa at his home in Mayanja Vitunguu. We also arrested another suspect in Webuye town,” said Nanga.

The police boss added that the suspect who was shot was treated at the Bungoma County Referral Hospital and later taken to Bungoma GK Prison.

In the recent past, officials have not been taking some suspects to remand prisons in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19.

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