Update: Three police officers arrested over escape of child serial killer in Kenya

Three police officers have been arrested over the escape of self-confessed child serial killer, Masten Wanjala.


Wanjala escaped from Jogoo Road Police Station on Tuesday night, October 12, in unclear circumstances. Read HERE


Officials who were on duty said they realised Wanjala was missing at 7am on Wednesday, as they were conducting a roll call. 


The police officers including the Jogoo Road police station deputy Officer Commanding Station and two others, were arrested on Wednesday evening in connection with the escape. 


They are likely to be produced in court on Thursday with charges of aiding the escape of the suspect from lawful custody and negligence of duties.


They were picked up from their work station and taken to Nairobi Area command for grilling before being detained at Capitol Hill cells ahead of the arraignment.


At least 20 people were questioned over the escape of Wanjala. They included some of the suspects who were in custody and police officers.


A police statement on the arrest read: “No. 236523 IP PHILIP MBITHI, No. 105352 P. C KAMAKIA MUTUMA BONIFACE and No. 117150 PC (W) PRECIOUS MWENDE MWINZI, all of Jogoo Police station were arrested by officers from RCIO’s office Nairobi for the offences of aiding escape from lawful custody and neglect of official duty contrary to section 124 and 128 of the Penal code respectively. They are to be charged in court following escape of one Masten Mulimu Wanjala during the night of 12/13/10/2021 who had been remanded at Jogoo Road Police Station following a series of murder cases.”