Two suspected thugs on Wednesday evening escaped from police custody in Ruiru police cells.
The thugs Wycliffe Achola and Denis Atiwa arrested for robbery with violence allegedly strangled the police officer manning the cells at night before escaping.
Achola reportedly launched the attack on the officer when he had just come from the toilet where the officer had escorted him.
His co suspect Atiwa then joined him and helped him strangle the officer before scaling the perimeter wall and escaping.
“While he was closing the door cell for him to go back inside, the said prisoner jointly with the second prisoner namely Denis Atitwa Atenya, pushed the door back. They both overpowered, the officer, they came outside the cells and strangled the officer who fell. Both managed to climb the cell wall and escaped away.” read an OB report.