Convicted Paedophile Goes Missing After Sentencing

According to police and jail officials, John Gathekia Karanja fled while being escorted to the cells.

A 35-year-old guy who defiled his four-year-old niece fled from Gatundu law courts after being sentenced to 59 years in jail.

According to police and jail officials, John Gathekia Karanja fled while being escorted to the cells.

Officials are baffled as to how the inmate escaped without being apprehended by security guards at the precincts.

According to officials, Karanja was picked up from Thika Prison detention and sent to court for his judgment on December 6 when the event occurred.

He allegedly snuck and leaped over the court wall and fled while authorities were taking him back to the court cells within the court hallways.

The cops who were escorting him attempted in vain to pursue him as he vanished into the woods behind the courthouse in Ituru hamlet.

Police were dispatched to find him and even deployed tracking dogs in vain.

Kiambu police chief Perminus Kioi said efforts to find the inmate are underway and he asked citizens to help with information if they see him.