The government has finally bowed to public pressure to release the Ksh60 million cash reward to individuals who aided in capturing the three Kamiti criminals.
Police Spokesperson Bruno Shioso on Sunday November 21 confirmed that the individuals would receive the payment in totality.
Bruno however, clarified that proper verification will be conducted to ascertain individuals whose tips led to the arrest of the three detainees.
The government acknowledges that the rearrests of the suspects was made possible with the support from the members of the public.
Indeed, the accounts of several people who separately claim to have played a role in the capture have been reported extensively in the media.
“The government intends to honour it pledge on the cash reward offer. This will, however, be subject to a due verification process to ensure the reward goes to deserving recipients,” read the statement in part.
Shioso further noted that the names of the eventual beneficiaries would not be published to protect their identities as well as their safety.
The security of the incident and the risk of harm to those who genuinely aided the capture of the high-value trio may militate against a full public disclosure of the eventual beneficiaries of the cash reward,” the police spokesperson stated.
The three criminals, Musharraf Abdalla, Joseph Juma and Mohammed Abdi, were reportedly trying to flee to the neighbouring country of Somalia when they were nabbed by police officers and locals of the Endau area of Mwingi in kitui County.
According to viral clips a man who identified himself as Paul Mwaniki claimed to have led villagers and police officers to where the three were.
Mwaniki requested the government to fulfil its promise by giving him the cash.