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Kenyan president sacks top prisons boss over escape of terror convicts

KENYAN President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday sacked top prison commander following the escape of three terror convicts who were serving jail terms for terrorism-related crimes.

Kenyatta, in a statement, replaced Wycliffe Ogalo (pictured) as the Commissioner-General of the Kenya Prisons Service with John Kibaso Warioba, a retired army brigadier.

‘It is also notified that the president had earlier today revoked with immediate effect the appointment of Wycliffe Ogalo as the Commissioner-General of Kenya Prisons Service, paving way for the new appointment,’ the presidency said.

The new appointment follows the briefing Kenyatta received from senior ministry of interior officials responsible for Correctional Services regarding the security breaches at the heavily guarded Kamiti Maximum Security Prison that led to the escape of three inmates.

The Kenyan leader also directed the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and all security formations to take all actions necessary and pursue the Kamiti escapees with all the available resources.





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