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Three police officers arrested for aiding serial killer Masten Wanjala escape police custody

Fresh details have emerged on self-confessed serial children killer Masten Wanjala’s escape from police custody under unclear circumstances.

On Thursday, October 14, three police officers were arrested for allegedly helping Wanjala escape from custody at Jogoo Road police station.

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Police Inspector Philip Mbithi and Constables Boniface Mutuma and Precious Mwende were arrested by their colleagues from the Nairobi Regional Criminal Investigations Office.

The trio are set to be charged with aiding escape from lawful custody and neglect of official duty contrary to sections 124 and 128 of the Penal code respectively.

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Wanjala was due to appear in court on Wednesday over the murders of at least 14 boys when he disappeared.

Police say they noticed he had disappeared during the morning roll call.

He was being detained during police investigations into the series of child killings that shocked the nation.

Authorities have launched a hunt for the man they have described as extremely dangerous.

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Wanjala was arrested in July and confessed to drugging and killing the young boys, as well as drinking their blood in some cases.

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