President Uhuru Kenyatta has sacked the Kenya Prisons Service Commissioner-General Wycliffe Ogallo after three terror suspects escaped from the Kamiti Maximum Security Prison.
The President appointed Brigadier (Rtd) John Kibaso Warioba as part of efforts to seal off security loopholes.
“His Excellency the President has today appointed and witnessed the swearing in of Brigadier (Rtd) John Kibaso Warioba as the Commissioner-General of the Kenya Prisons Service,” State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena said in a statement
“The appointment follows the briefing to the Head of State from the Ministry responsible for Correctional Services regarding the security breaches at the Kamiti Maximum Security Prison that led to the escape of three inmates,” she added
The President has also directed the Cabinet Secretary for Interior Fred Matiang’i and all security formations to take all action necessary and pursue the Kamiti escapees while calling upon state investigative agencies to bring to book officers accountable for the security breach.
“The State Department of Correctional Services has similarly been directed to sanction disciplinary action against all Kenya Prisons Service personnel who were on duty when the security breaches occurred; which action shall include redeployment and/or immediate suspension of all affected officers.”
Uhuru urged Kenyans to volunteer any information that will lead to the arrest of the three terror suspects and report any suspicious activities within their neighborhoods.