Three terror convicts who escaped from Kamiti Maximum Security Prison will face fresh charges following their arrest on Thursday.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i says the three will be arraigned alongside nine Kamiti prison officers suspected to have aided their escape.
The three: Musharaf Abdalla alias Alex Shikanda (34), Joseph Juma Odhiambo (30) and Mohammed Ali Abikar (35) busted out of the highly guarded detention facility at around 1:00 an on Monday morning.
They are said to have removed a brick on the wall of their cell then used blankets, strings and broomsticks to make improvised ropes that they used to scale two high walls around the prison.
The escapees were smoked out from their hideout in Enzio Forest in Mwingi, Kitui County following a tip-off from members of the public. It is suspected that the three were planning to cross over to neighboring Somalia.
They were briefly held at Mwingi Central Police Station before being flown to Kamiti Prison, where they were received by CS Matiang’i and top security officers.
“The 3 escapees are back to Kamiti. I am grateful to Kenyans and the multi-agency team for the good work. Our security personnel are on high alert, let us all remain vigilant,” Matiangi tweeted.