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The three terror suspects escaped from Kamiti prison at 1:00 am. 

The Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is giving out a cash reward of Ksh 60million to Kenyans with knowledge of the whereabouts of three terror suspects. 

In a public notice on Monday, November 15, the DCI informed the public to be cautious of the three who escaped at 1:00 AM (EAT) from Kamiti Maximum Security Prison.

The three terror suspects namely: Musharaf Abdalla Akhulunga, Mohamed Ali Abikar, and Joseph Juma Adhiambo.

" PRISON BREAK! A reward of Ksh 60million will be offered to anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the following three terror suspects, who escaped from Kamiti Maximum Security Prison today at 1:00 am," the statement read in part.

Musharaf Abdalla Akhukunga aka Zarkawi aka Alex aka Shukri

Image of Musharaf Abdalla on November 15 [Photo: DCI Kenya]

He comes from the Ekero area, Mumia, Kakamega County, and was planning to carry out a terrorist attack on Parliament Buildings before being caught by detectives on September 30, 2012.

He was then charged for possession of ammunition, explosives, and firearms.

 Mohamed Ali Abikar

Image of Mohamed Ali on November 15 [Photo: DCI Kenya]

According to detectives he was caught for participating in the Garissa University attack on April 2, 2015, leading to the death of 148 people.

Joseph Juma Adhiambo

Image of Joseph Juma Odhiambo on November 15 [Photo: DCI Kenya]

He comes from the Lukoye area, Mumias, Kakamega County, and was arrested by detectives on November 21, 2019, as he attempted to be enlisted in the militant group Al-Shabaab.

The escape comes days after President Uhuru Kenyatta called for heightened security following unfolding events in the neighboring countries. 

“His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed internal security institutions to heighten vigilance and surveillance across the country following the unfolding security situation in the region,” Uhuru stated.

In a response to the directive, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai recalled police officers who were on leave back to work.