Seven minors escape from juvenile remand home, Nyamira County

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Seven minors escape from juvenile remand home, Nyamira County

Seven minors have escaped from Manga Juvenile Remand Home in Nyamira County.

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Nyamira County Commissioner, Amos Mariba while confirming the incident said police are hunting down the escapees whose cases had not been finalized.

He said Abel Sunda, a warden attached to the remand home reported the incident at Manga Police Station adding police immediately started the search for the seven.

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Mariba said the incident happened at around 6 pm on Saturday while the warden and other staff were escorting 49 remandees back to their hostels after a game of football at the institution’s field when few of them asked for permission to relieve themselves at pit latrines a short distance from the main gate.

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He said while some of the remandees were still in the latrines, seven of them started running towards the gate which was not locked with a padlock and escaped with no trace and police are still hunting for them.

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“The seven, all 16 years of age, had pending cases ranging from stealing, murder, robbery with violence and burglary,” Mariba said.

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The police are still pursuing them and anyone with information on their whereabouts should report to the nearest police station immediately because they are still a threat to society.

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