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Prison Officers arrested transporting Somalis to unknown destination in Nairobi

Kenya Prisons march in a stadium. Photo: Kenya Prisons

By Machuki Dennson

Three Prison Officers were on Thursday arrested while escorting foreigners in a government vehicle from Garissa to Nairobi.

Constable Ali Hassan, Corporal Ibrahim Abdow & Sergeant Simon Kyalo Mwendwa were arrested at Mutwang’ombe along Mwingi-Garissa Highway ferrying 8 Somalis to unknown destination in Nairobi.

Six juveniles and two adults all of Somali origins without any identification documents were found on board, with the escorting team unable to account for them.

The police detectives also recovered from the prison sergeant Kshs 18,000 cash suspected to have been given to the prison wardens to facilitate the transportation also.

The GK lorry was earlier in the day being used to ferry other prison officers attending an annual Prison Sports Competition in Nairobi.

The officers arrested were placed in custody pending arraignment.

The Somalis will also be arraigned after police interrogation.

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