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Escapee! How Buruburu Police Station’s convict tricked cops

By Nyaboga Kiage January 30th, 2023 2 min read

Details of how a man tricked police officers and escaped Buruburu Police Station’s cell in Nairobi County can now be revealed.

Mr Duncan Omutiti tricked the officers into thinking he was unwell and wanted to get some fresh air as he was not in a position to stay inside the cell.

In a police report filed at Dandora Police Station in Buruburu Sub-County, Mr Omutiti, who had been nabbed for being drunk and disorderly, had been granted permission to stay out of the cells by an officer identified as Mr Moses Kengere.

Mr Kengere was manning the report office alongside Ms Sarah Kebaso and had been arraigned in court on Friday, January 30, 2023.

“Immediately after receiving the report, the Officer Commanding Station (OCS) and the Duty Officer responded by mobilizing all the available officers to search for the suspect in vain,” the report read in part.

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When he was granted permission to get out of the cells, Mr Kengere had already informed his seniors and plans were underway to take the suspect to the hospital.

Currently, a team of sleuths attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) are searching for the suspect within Nairobi County.

This comes just three days after two police officers were placed in lawful custody after a firearm was reported missing as two prisoners escaped from cells.

Police constables Anjeline Epuro and Christopher Kipchoge are reported to have left both the report office and sentry unmanned, leading to the escape of two suspects from the cells.

The incident happened between 3am and 5 am at Shikhendu Police Station, Kiminini Sub County, Transnzoia County.

The matter was reported by Chief Inspector Philip Koskei who is in charge of the Shikhendu Police Station.

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