The National Police Service (NPS) says it will honour its promise to pay a Sh60 million reward it had promised for those who helped in the recapture of three terror convicts.
In a statement, police spokesperson Bruno Shioso said police were investigating the matter to ensure the reward goes to deserving individuals.
“The government intends to honour its pledge on the cash reward offer. This will however be subject to a due verification process to ensure the reward goes to deserving recipients,” said Shioso.
According to Shioso, following the arrest of Musharaf Abdallah Akhulunga, Mohamed Abdi Ali Abikas and Joseph Juma Odhiambo in Mwingi, Kitui County, many people have come forward to claim they played a role in their arrest, hence the need to probe and find out who genuinely deserves the reward.
He however said the government will not disclose the beneficiaries because of the security nature of the incident.
He said investigations are underway following the recapture of the trio and that crucial leads have been collected at the scene of the arrest for forensic analysis.
“Investigations following the recapture of convicted escapees is progressing well and so far crucial leads are undergoing forensic analysis,” said the statement.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) placed a Sh60 million bounty on their recapture of the convicts upon provision of crucial information from members of the public.
The three were captured at Endau Malalani Ward in Kitui County.
The three are expected in court today morning to face fresh charges of escaping from lawful custody and intending to join a terrorist group.
Also expected in court are six prison wardens who are part of 13 who are in custody over the escape.