Mystery As Two Suspects Escape From Embakasi Police Station

Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of two incarcerated suspects who vanished from Embakasi police station on Friday night.

Three days after the incident, a report on the escape had not been submitted to police headquarters but officers at the station are now playing the blame game.

The officer tasked to book the suspects in custody claimed he was ordered not to book the suspects in the cells by the station commander and left them with a Sergeant attached to the Crime Branch.

Investigations revealed that on May 14, a report of theft of laptops was made at the Embakasi police station and two suspects were arrested following investigations.

Three laptops and mobile phones which had been reported stolen were recovered during the arrest.

The Embakasi station commander sent a Corporal and a Constable who took the suspects and the recovered the items to the complainant for identification.

The officers then viewed the CCTV footage and were convinced that they had nabbed the right suspects.

Three hours later, the Corporal called the complainant informing him that the suspects had escaped from police custody during shift change.

At least six suspects have escaped from custody in unclear circumstances in the last two weeks.

On May 10 at around 2 pm, a murder suspect escaped from Meru law courts in unclear circumstances.

Twenty-five-year-old Moses Maina Gichuki who had been escorted to court for mentioning of his case escaped by removing one of the wall bricks.

On Saturday, May 19, at around 6.20pm, three other suspects also escaped from Wajir police station.


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