Three police officers were arrested on Wednesday evening after suspected serial child killer Masten Milimu Wanjala escaped from prison.
Milimu was discovered missing from Jogoo Road Police Station on Wednesday morning.
The officers that were arrested include the station’s deputy officer commanding the station and two others who were on duty.
The three officers might be arraigned on Thursday and charged with aiding the suspect to escape from lawful custody and negligence of duties.
The officers were picked from their work station and taken to the Nairobi Area command where they were grilled before being detained at Capital Hill cells.
Atleast 20 people were questioned over Milimu’s escape including suspects in custody and police officers.
Milimu was discovered missing from Jogoo Road Police station on Wednesday at 7 am during a roll call. He is believed to have escaped between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Milimu was expected in court for the mention of the case against him when the incident happened.
A man hunt has been launched for the suspect who confessed to killing and sucking blood of his victims who were teenagers.
The police officers have linked him to the deaths of 14 teenagers from Nairobi, Machakos and Bungoma.
He is said to have kidnapped and killed the victims in a span of four years.
The 21-year old was arrested in July this year after trying to obtain money from the parents of one of the children he had abducted. Police Officers have so far recovered five bodies.
Reports of the missing detainee sparked a lot of reactions in social media while throwing parents into a state of panic.
“There is no way he can just escape from a heavily guarded police station. It has been master minded,” Eunice Maina said on Facebook.
Another user identified as Jaymes Will said, “Why are such people kept alive in the first place
Is this first degree serial killing. What is there that is right for a killer to be left alive.
How many more kids does the government want him to kill so they can sentence him to death.”