The three terrorists who were recaptured after escaping from the Kamiti Maximum Prison were on Monday, November 22, transferred to Anti-terrorist Police Unit (ATPU) headquarters.
The decision was made after they were presented before a Nairobi court where police sort to hold them for 10 days.
The ATPU headquarters, located along Nairobi's Ngong Road, is one of the most protected facilities in the country.
Musharraf Abdalla, Joseph Juma, and Mohammed Abdi escaped from the country's most secure prison on Sunday night, November 14 - triggering a national security scare.Terrorists who escaped Kamiti Maximum Prison on Tuesday, November 16, were nabbed in Kitui.Courtesy
They are reported to have confessed to bribing their way out of the facility located in Kahawa West, Nairobi County.
The escape saw the intervention of President Uhuru Kenyatta who chaired a national security crisis meeting on Wednesday, November 17. A cash reward of Ksh60 million was also announced as part of the search for the prisoners.
On Thursday, November 18, the three wanted men were captured in Kitui while reportedly planning an escape into Somalia. They were transferred back to Kamiti and received by security bosses led by Interior CS Fred Matiang'i.
According to an assistant chief at the Kamuluyuni area in Kitui, the trio was ferried by a private car from Kamiti Prison to the village.
One Nyamai Kalenga, who interacted with the three fugitives, disclosed that one of the convicts explained in detail how they traversed over 160 kilometres from Kamiti, circumvented police roadblocks, and interacted with residents in disguise.
Matiang'i later announced that the miscreants and seven prison wardens would face fresh charges following the incident.
According to a report, mobile phones belonging to the trio were recovered in Kamuluyuni area in Kitui County and are believed to have been disposed of by the three moments before their capture by Kenya Police reservists.
The authorities also recovered a piece of white paper in a thicket with three cell phone numbers written on it and a pair of headphones. It is alleged that the trio was using google maps to navigate their way to Boni as they were also communicating with their counterpart in Boni.Police receive three escapees at Kamiti Maximum Prison on Thursday, November 18, 2021.Fileterrorist arrest
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