Prison warder, inmate missing after failed prison escape

By Geoffrey Mosoku

NAROK, KENYA: A prison warder and an inmate have gone missing in an incident where prisoners plotted to escape from a Narok jail.

Prison authorities fear that the warder and the inmate may have drowned after the gun assigned to the officer was recovered on a nearby riverbank.

“The officers was following the inmate who had scaled the prison wall when he was reported missing. Other officers who were pursuing the inmate found the gun assigned to him at a riverbank,” Prisons Commissioner General Isaiah Osugo said.

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Osugo said it was not clear if the two may have drowned at the river or the officer had been harmed by the inmate.

“Officers are combing the area to search for clues that may lead the whereabouts of their colleague,” the Prisons boss said.

The incident happened on Saturday morning and by the time of going to press neither the whereabouts of the officer not the inmate were known.

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Narok Prison warder Isaiah Osugo