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2 robbery with violence suspects escape police custody in Ruiru

Wyclif Kori Achola and Denis Atitwa Atenya escaped at around 5am according to a police report filed Occurrence Book No. 14 /20/11/2019/FILE

RUIRU, Kenya, Nov 21 – Police launched a manhunt Thursday morning for two robbery with violence suspects who escaped from custody at the Ruiru Police Station.

Wyclif Kori Achola and Denis Atitwa Atenya escaped at around 5am according to a police report filed Occurrence Book No. 14 /20/11/2019.

The two suspects are said to have wrestled one police officer who was on guard duty at the cells before climbing a perimeter wall and fleeing.

Achola had reportedly asked to be escorted to the ablution block so that he could ease himself.

“The report office personnel, he heard one prisoner namely Wyclif Kori Achola, knocking the cell door shouting that he had a running stomach and required to be escorted to the toilet,” the OB report noted.

According to police, the suspect turned violent when he was being escorted back to the cells and was joined by the second one and they attacked the officer before escaping.

“While he was closing the door cell for him to go back inside, the said prisoner jointly with the second prisoner namely Denis Atitwa Atenya, pushed the door back. They both overpowered, the officer, they came outside the cells and strangled the officer who fell. Both managed to climb the cell wall and escaped away.”

Both suspects had been charged with robbery with violence and were brought to the station ahead of the hearing of their case.

They had been arrested by police officers at the Githurai Kimbo Police Command in September 2019, the police report detailed.

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