Panic in Kamiti Prison as the Military Brigadier Arrives in Chopper, Declares Not Business as Usual


Honeymoon is over at Kamiti Maximum Prison after the newly appointed top boss declared serious business.

Brigadier (Rtd) John Kibaso Warioba took the oath of office as the new Commissioner-General of the Kenya Prisons after Wycliffe Ogalo was sacked by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Ogalo and his immediate junior the Assistant Commissioner of Prisons at Kamiti Charles Mutembei have been arrested and taken in for questioning.

This is after three terrorists escaped from Kamiti on Sunday night and before the government could get a lead on their whereabouts, twin terror explosions happened in Uganda yesterday.

Warioba was promoted from Airforce Colonel to Brigadier and appointed Commander 2 Brigade by Uhuru in 2014.

After he was sworn in at the State House, Warioba could not wait for vehicular traffic to be cleared for him to get to Kamiti, he took a chopper.

His arrival was met with apprehension as it is clear he is out to clear rot in the Prisons and crack the whip seriously.

“It will not business as usual. The Head will roll. Inmates with money have been enjoying a special life but this will not be the case anymore because such a relationship is said to have played role in the escape of the three terrorists” an officer said.

Already three Kamiti wardens have been arrested over the scape of the convicted terrorists.

The military man has declared to embark on serious business and it is likely those on leaves and those hoping to go on such breaks will have to wait further.

Uhuru is very angry with the incident that has exposed the country to terror attacks.

Earlier today Uhuru held a crisis meeting at State House with top Interior Ministry officials and prisons bosses, over the matter.

Uhuru directed Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and all security formations to take all necessary action and pursue the Kamiti escapees with all available resources.

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