Prison wardens and police officers in Busia town have launched manhunt for a prisoner who escaped from Korinda prison in Busia town Friday morning.
The prison’s superintendent Japheth Onchiri has told journalists that the prisoner, Shadrack Onyapidi aged 25years from Amukura in Teso south sub county Busia county, escaped from the prison by scaling the prison wall at 3am on Friday.
The in charge however did not give further details on how the prisoner managed to get out of the prisons hotels which is heavily guarded before scaling the prison perimeter wall and escaped.
According Onchiri, Onyapidi who was convicted after being found guilty of robbery, had served three years and had been left with four months only to finish his sentence.
He has called on members of the public to volunteer information that will lead to his arrest, “We are appealing to members of the public to help us with information on his whereabouts so that he can be arrested and charged from escaping from prison.
Prison breaks at Korinda prison situated a few meters from Busia town are not common.
The last time prisoners broke from the prison was on 4th October 2010 where thirteen prisoners escaped from the prison.
The escape occasioned the interdiction of five prison wardens who were on duty and who were blamed for their negligence that led to the escape.
Since then, there has never been another prison break at the prison after stringent measures were put in place.
The prison holds mostly petty and first time offenders sentenced not more than seven years in prison and most of them do finish their sentence without trying to escape from the facility.
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