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Three terror convicts who escaped from Kamiti Prison arrested in Kitui

Three terror suspects who escaped from Kamiti Maximum Prison Monday have been arrested.

The three; Musharaf Abdalla alias Alex Shikanda, Joseph Juma Odhiambo, and Mohammed Ali Abikar who escaped under unclear circumstances were arrested in Mwingi East as they approached Ukasi.

According to DCI, the suspects were arrested after they received a tip-off from locals and moved swiftly to arrest the trio.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations had placed a huge reward of Ksh 60 million, Ksh 20 million each to anyone with information that may lead to their arrest.

Musharaf Abdalla Akhulunga alias Zarkawi was arrested on 30th September 2012, over his participation in a failed attempt to conduct a terrorist attack targeting Parliament Buildings.

Zarkawi hails from Ekero area of Mumias in Kakamega County.

“He was charged with possession of explosives, ammunition and firearms.” the DCI said

Mohamed Ali Abikar on the other hand was involved in the Garissa University attack on 2nd April 2015, according to the police.

The third convict, Joseph Juma Odhiambo alias Yusuf was arrested on 21st November 2019 at Bulla Hawa in Somalia while attempting to enlist with the Al-Shabaab.

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