A murder suspect who escaped from the hands of police officers in Nakuru was on Friday, June 11 afternoon re-arrested.
Francis Mwangi Mbugua escaped on Friday morning after breaking a handcuff and injuring two of the six police officers and a trained fog that were escorting him to Provincial General Hospital (PGH). He was re-arrested around 1 pm at Nakuru Boys High School compound.
According to a police report seen by TV47 Digital, the 45-year-old murder suspect was nabbed by police officers from Nakuru Police Station with the help of members of the public.
The police were, however, forced to fire in the air to disperse the angry mob who were baying for his blood. This was not after the suspect had sustained serious head, chest, and hand injuries.
The dramatic re-arrest
The suspect, who had been trailed from White House area, has been placed in lawful custody. He will be arraigned in court on Monday, June 14 to to be charged with the offence of murder.
How he escaped custody
It is not known how the suspect was able to uncuff himself while he was being escorted to PGH. He reportedly wrestled two officers who were with him at the back of the vehicle. On hearing the commotion, the driver stopped to see what was happening. At this time, the suspect had already freed himself and jolted into a nearby bush.
Mwangi is accused of shooting dead Teresia Wanjiku, 30, at Nyamaroto area on Thursday, June 10 evening. He allegedly fled on a red motorcycle of registration number KMFM 762S. Police, in conjunction with residents circulated pictures of the motorcycle on social media.
On Thursday night, boda boda riders at Kikopey, Gilgil, spotted Mwangi and accosted him, and even tried to lynch him but police came to his rescue.
The suspect was handed over to police in Nakuru East. At noon, however, he complained of head and chest pains, prompting police to take him to the hospital.
Along the way is when he was able to broke away, until his re-arrest after locals spotted him at a house in White House area and alerted the police.