A form three student who was caught breaking into a Nyamira bank escapes from police custody.
According to a police report, the student broke away from the Nyamira Police Station cells where he was being held, awaiting the completion of investigations.
Nyamira South Subcounty Police Commander Isaac Sang confirmed the incident saying that police were in pursuit.
According to Sang, the student was among several other prisoners who were in the expansive cells from where he managed to escape by breaking the ceiling and roof.
The student first scaled the high wall in the cell which is about five meters high before he tore into the ceiling and eventually jumped off from the roof.
According to Sang, fellow inmates reported the escape but by the time it was being reported, the boy had already been on the rooftop.
“The police officer on duty moved swiftly to arrest the prisoner but by the time he was getting out of the building, already the suspect had made it to the roof and was jumping down,” Sang said.
The also also jumped from a rump overlooking a chain link fence that is about three meters high onto a tarmac bypass behind the police station.
The incident happened at around 6 am when routine cleaning up of cells and a change of shift of police officers was happening.
The suspect is said to have outrun the police who could not scale the same heights he jumped through.
Police, however said police were in hot pursuit of the suspect and he would be apprehended.