Kirinyaga Prison break: Four suspects escape cell using a hacksaw

Police in Kirinyaga County are pursuing four robbery with violence suspects who escaped from the Sagana police station at 3a.m on Saturday.

According to new Mwea-west sub-county police commander Abdillahi Adan the four suspects were to appear before the Baricho Law Court on Friday.

In a daring incident however, the four escaped from the cells after cutting through the metal grills with a hacksaw.

The four suspects; Willis Githuku, Martin Ndung’u, Charles Mwangi and Julius Murigi had been under investigation prior to the daring cell-break.

Detectives handling the case had asked the Baricho Caw Court to hold the suspects for 14 days to allow sleuths gather more evidence for their prosecution.

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The gang had been arrested a following a slew of M-pesa shop robbery cases in Muranga ,Sagana and Kagio.

They are also suspected to have attacked a traffic police officer with a shovel, injuring his forehead and fracturing his jaw along the Sagana -Murang’a road in January.

Mwea MP Kabinga Wachira who is a member of security committee in parliament has said he will petition the committee to visit the station next week saying: ‘I cannot believe this,how comes suspects had a hacksaw in the police station cell ‘