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Senior prisons officer dies in mysterious circumstances

25 January 2016, 18:36 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - A senior Kenya Prisons officer has been found dead in his house in mysterious circumstances.

The officer, Dr Stephen Nyakeri was found dead in his house inside the compound of the Kamiti Prison in Nairobi Monday.

The reasons for his death are yet to be known.

Kenya Prisons boss Isaiah Osugo confirmed the death.

" Yes, we have lost a senior officer here. He died in his house and we are yet to know the reason why," he told News24.

" He had been well on Sunday but did not wake up. Police are investigating the matter but at the moment we offer our condolences to the family and friends," he added

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It is understood that Nyakeri had served at the Kenya Prisons 18 years.

The incident took place in the backdrop of an attempt by a prisoner to escape the facility on Sunday night.

The death-row prisoner did not manage to escape after warders reacted quickly to hints of his planed escape.

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