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Sunday 27 July 2014


Police in Kisumu have launched a manhunt for the suspect who escaped from a police cell at Kisumu Central Police Station.
The suspect Ananda Davis Bukucha escaped through the ventilation hole of the cells at about 4am.

Kisumu East acting OCPD Wilstone Mwakio said the suspect had been arrested with a homemade gun in one of the houses in Milimani Estate.
Mwakio said the suspect hails from Luanda, Vihiga county, and was arrested on July 17 following a tip-off from members of the public.

He added that they have repaired the ventilation to prevent more suspects from escaping.
Mwakio said the police are closely trailing the suspect and assured that they will soon be arrest him.

He however appealed to members of the public to avail vital information or report any suspicious person to the nearest police station.
Mwakio said the suspect is believed not to have gone far according to the crucial leads in their possession.

The escape raised debate from the Kisumu residents considering that the cell is located next to the armoury room which is heavily guarded.
Most of the residents blamed police officers for laxity and questioned their capability to provide security to people and their property.
Kisumu City Residence Voice chairman Audi Ogada condemned the incident and wondered how the suspect escaped.

“The police station building is barely four years old. It was well constructed with the cells surrounded by offices,” Ogada said.
He said that something was not adding up and called for proper investigation especially of the officers who were manning the station at night.

Ogada decried the increase spate of insecurity in Kisumu saying more than three robbery cases were being reported daily.

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