A Remandee was shot dead by a prison warder while trying to escape from Bungoma prison.
Confirming the incident Bungoma South police commander Wilson Nanga said that the two Caleb Masinde Keya,25, old and and Douglas Wekulo Khaoya,31, tried to escape over the perimeter wall while others were taking breakfast on November 22 at 10.00 hours.
Douglas Wekulo was fatally wounded by PC Olekina Letina while escaping from prison.
"The two escaped in two different directions. Caleb ran to the upper side but was confronted by CPL Kituyi and arrested while scaling the perimeter wall"
“Douglas Wekulo Khaoya jumped over two perimeter fences and was spotted by sentry tower number 2 PC Olekina Letina who challenged him to stop but he defied the order.
He was fatally wounded as he ran towards the Bungoma High School Napier grass farm,"Nanga added.
The OCPD said that the DCI team has visited the scene of crime and are investigating the incident.
The body of the deceased has been taken to Bungoma County Referral mortuary awaiting postmortem.
The deceased was remanded for murder (HCR 24/2020) while Caleb Masinde Keya who was intercepted before escape had remanded for rape (Case SOA 53/2020).
Center for Good Governance Director Phillip Wekesa condemned the shooting saying that the prison officer should be arrested for killing the deceased.
“He would have shot his limbs to immobilize him instead of killing him," Wekesa said, adding that civil society members will take up the matter after postmortem and ensure the family of the deceased gets justice.
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