Kenyans have expressed their anger following the escape of serial killer Masten Mulimo Wanjala who prior to his arrest, he had brutally killed more that 10 children. Masten Wanjala escaped while in Jogoo Road Police Station
However, this is not the first time a criminal has escaped whilst in the hands of the authorities. Others have went to the extent of escaping from the highly guarded Kenyan prisons. A good example is Edward Maina Shimoli who escaped from Kamiti Prison not once or twice but in three different occasions
About Shimoli, he was from Jericho Estate in Eastlands. As part of his crew, Shimoli never recruited any man but only recruited ladies whom he trained before he went with them in stealing missions. Before his first arrest, Shimoli was on the wanted list due to the 88 rape cases, 14 murder cases and high profile robberies including bank robbery from the Bank of Baroda where they made away with 5 Million in the late 90's.
Shimoli was first arrested and charged before Kiambu Law Courts. He was later taken to Kamiti Prison. Few months later, Shimoli made his first jailbreak leaving a prison warden with a broken leg. After his escape, Shimoli went to Jericho where he shot his brother-in-law citing that he was an informer. Shimoli would two years later find himself in Kamiti Prison where he escaped again after killing a prison warden.
In his third escape, Shimoli was in Kamiti before he faked that he was sick and was thus rushed to Kenyatta Hospital where he was guarded by over 20 police officers. After his treatment and his way back to Kamiti, Shimoli's gang attacked the caravan around Uhuru Park where there was a heavy exchange of fire. Few minutes later, Shimoli was nowhere to be seen.
Shimoli was later arrested and locked in the same Kamiti Prison for 8 years. He however did not escape as many had expected whereby after serving for 8 years, he was released before he was found dead few days later
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