Friday, May 26, 2023 –Police in Kakamega have are on high alert following an incident in which two robbery with violence suspects escaped police cells mysteriously.
Identified as DI, 26, and AK, 29, the duo is reported to have escaped from the station’s cells on Thursday morning, May 25 with now police who were on duty under probe.
“Meanwhile, two police officers who were on duty when the duo escaped have since been placed in custody to assist with investigations,” the DCI noted.
In a report from the detectives, the two who have been terrorising residents in both Vihiga and Uasin Gishu Counties went missing without police knowledge.
“DI, had been arrested 3 days ago by sleuths from the elite Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau, after being on the run for weeks,” stated the DCI.
Though the officer on duty attempted to raise an alarm after they had escaped, the police who tried to follow the leads could not locate them.
“Police are looking for two robbery-with-violence suspects who escaped from lawful custody at Kakamega police station. DI, 26, and AK, 29, escaped from the station’s cells under unclear circumstances yesterday morning, as reported by the duty officer,” police statement added.
It is confirmed that DI was arrested on Wednesday, May 24, by sleuths from the elite Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau.
Police are now urging members of the public to also help locate the criminals through secirity hotline 0800 722 203 or volunteer information to any nearest police station.
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