Kenya Garissa attack convict escapes prison

The authorities in Kenya have placed a bounty on three “armed and dangerous” inmates who escaped from a prison where they were being held after being convicted of terror-related charges.

The three are Mohamed Ali Abikar, Musharaf Abdalla, and Joseph Juma Odhiambo.

Abikar was involved in the Garissa University attack on 2 April 2015 that left nearly 150 dead.

Abdalla was being detained in connection with a failed attack on Kenya’s parliament and Odhiambo had been arrested for recruiting youths into an al-Shabab militant group, a wanted notice by the police said.

The inmates escaped from the Kamiti Maximum Prison on the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi, on Monday at 01:00 local time.

The police are offering 60m Kenya shillings ($535,000; £398,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of all the three.

Kenya has in the past suffered terrorism attacks planned and executed by al-Shabab militants.

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