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3 terror convicts who fled Kamiti prison arrested

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[Terror convicts Mushraf Abdallah Akhulkunga, Mohamed Ali Abikar and Joseph Juma Odhiambo who are reported to have dug a hole on the Prisons wall to escape the heavily-guarded facility on Monday.Photo/Courtesy/DCI].

Three terror convicts who escaped from Kamiti Maximum prison have been arrested in Kitui.

Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti says the three were arrested on Thursday morning by a team of detectives who have been tracking them.

“All the three convicts who had a 20 million shillings bounty each on their head have been arrested,” noted Mr Kinoti.

They include Mohamed Ali Abikar, Joseph Juma Odhiambo and Musharaf Abdalla Akhulunga who are reported to have dug a hole on the wall to escape the heavily-guarded facility on Monday.

All three have been charged with terrorism-related offences and one, Abikar, was serving 41 years in prison for involvement in an attack that left 148 people dead.

The escape of the convicts led to the sacking of top prisons boss Wycliffe Ogallo who was also arrested along with the head of Kamiti Maximum Security Prison and his deputy.

Ogallo was replaced by Brigadier (Rtd) John Kibaso Warioba in changes announced by State House.

Two senior prisons officials and seven warders were on Thursday arraigned in court for charges related to the escape.

The jailbreak sent the country into panic.