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Police re-arrest cell escapee

20 May 2013, 11:22 Alloys Musyoka

Tana River - Police in Tana Delta district have managed to re-arrest one of the six remandees who had escaped from Gamba police station last week.

The suspect Bakari Mohamed was arrested by security officers at Kiteere village between Tana Delta district and Ijaara in North Eastern Province.

According to Tana Delta district police boss Richard Mukwate, the suspect was arrested after members of public informed police of his whereabouts.

“We were informed by members of public that there was a suspicious person in the area and our officers surrounded the village and arrested him as he tried to flee,’ said the OCPD.

He said that they are holding him at Gamba police station where he had escaped from.

Mukwate said that the suspect was previously arrested because of burglary and breaking house to steal.

Mukwate added that the suspect will now be taken in court for another case of escaping from police cells which is against the law of the land.

The OCPD said that effort to re-arrest the rest five criminals who escaped together with Mohamed are going on asking members of public to continue cooperating with police in bringing to halt criminals in the area.

“We have circulated their names all over the region and even in the nearby districts and we are very sure they will be re-arrested very soon,” he said.

The scape of the six hardcore criminals comes barely a week after tension remained high in Tana Delta district after a secondary school student was shot on his head with arrow where he died later at Coast general hospital in what was seen as attack to ignite chaos in the area which recently experienced tribal clash leaving over 200 people dead.

Tana Delta district commissioner Mike Kimoko said that they have put all necessary security measures in place to ensure any criminal act is thwarted in time.

He dismissed claims that the region is tense adding that the incident was a criminal one which should not be treated as tribal clash as it has been highlighted by media in the country.

The DC said they managed to arrest one suspect following the attack and he is being held at Garsen police station waiting to be charged for murder after the victim succumbed to the arrow injuries on his head.

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