Fired Prisons Boss Picked Up by DCI [VIDEO]

  • Fired Commissioner General of Prisons Service, Wycliffe Ogalo
    Fired Commissioner General of Prisons Service, Wycliffe Ogalo
  • Detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and Anti Terrorist Police Unit (ATPU) took the sacked Commissioner General of Prisons Service, Wycliffe Ogalo to take him home.

    Ogalo was picked from his office at Magereza House, the Prisons Service Headquarters in the afternoon of Wednesday, November 17.

    In a dramatic turn of events, heavily armed detectives raided Magereza House commando-style and whisked away the prisons' boss who was sacked by President Uhuru Kenyatta the same afternoon.

    Videos seen by Kenyans.co.ke showed a contingent of ATPU officers raiding Magereza House. Ogalo protested when detectives ordered him to take the back seat during his arrest.

    In a statement issued after the incident, the National Police Service (NPS) revealed that the officer was not arrested but was being taken home.

    The Head of Kamiti Prisons, Charles Mutembei and his deputy Joseph Longorianyang were also whisked away during the raid.

    This comes in the backdrop of a security breach in the Kamiti Maximum Security Prison that led to the escape of three terror convicts.

    During the briefing, Uhuru noted the compelling public interest in the Kamiti Prison break and emphasized the need to entrench accountability in the ranks of the leadership of all security organs.

    Uhuru also ordered the State Department of Correctional Services to sanction disciplinary action against all Kenya Prisons Service personnel who were on duty when the security breaches occurred; which action shall include redeployment immediate suspension of all affected officers.

    The President has directed the Cabinet Secretary for Interior Dr Fred Matiang'i and all security formations to take all action necessary and pursue the Kamiti escapees with all the available resources. 

    According to a statement from State House, Uhuru also urged all state investigative agencies to bring every person that is found culpable to full account. 

    Uhuru also urged all Kenyans to volunteer any information that will lead to the tracing and arrest of the three escapees. 

    "President Uhuru Kenyatta also thanked all our security personnel for their tireless and heroic work in law enforcement and counterterrorism.

    "The President further urged all Kenyans to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to our security agencies; as we all have a shared duty to defend and protect our freedoms and way of life that is at risk with the rising threats of terror within the region," the statement by State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena read in part.

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