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Two Nanyuki cells escapees arrested

Paul Ndung’u @PeopleDailyKe

Police have arrested two out of three boys who escaped from  Nanyuki Police Station juvenile cells  yesterday.

The boys escaped after cutting the metal grills on the ventilation window. The minors, all aged 17 have ongoing different cases related to murder, defilement and robbery and had been remanded by a Nanyuki court at the police station.

Laikipia East Police Commander Mutoro Kizito said the two suspects were traced to their hideout near Nanyuki Municipal Stadium, three kilometres away and re-arrested.

“We managed to arrest two of the boys and as we speak now, only the one facing murder charges is at large.  However, we have arrested his 21-year-old sister, who gave him fare to travel to Karatina town in Nyeri county, but soon we shall apprehend him,” said Kizito.

The sister would be arraigned in court to face charges of aiding a suspect to escape, added the police boss.

Kizito said  two of them had remained in the police cells for two years. “We suspect that during their long stay here, they adopted to the environment and somehow might have devised a way of gradually destroying the metal grills probably after obtaining a tool to cut the ventilation window,” said Kizito adding that investigations were on to establish the circumstances under which they managed to flee.

The police boss said after scaling the walls of the police cells, they accessed the rooftop and later jumped down before escaping through the rear fence of the police station unnoticed.

However, the police commander added that two of the suspects were later traced to their hideout near Nanyuki Municipal Stadium, three kilometers away and re-arrested.

“We managed to arrest two of the boys and as we speak now, only the one facing murder charges is at large. However, we have arrested his 21 year-old sister who gave him fare to travel to Karatina Town in Nyeri county but soon we shall apprehend him,” said Kizito.

The sister would be arraigned in court to face charges of aiding a suspect to escape, added the police boss. Incidentally, the boy facing defilement charges was expected to appear in court yesterday for the judgment of his case.

The one who is at large has been charged alongside his mother Margaret Ngunyi and three men with the murder of Laikipia County employee Dennis Wambugu on the night of March 9, 2018.

The five appeared in court last Monday where they pleaded not guilty to the charges and were remanded awaiting a ruling on their bond application on Monday, May 21.

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