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Contrabands Clean Up Erupts Chaos At Kamiti Maximum Prison



“Nitumie ile pesa kwa hii numba ile ingine imo na shida ya Mpesa”
Folks who send these kinds of con messages from Kamiti Maximum Prison have today morning started a violent confrontation with warders who were mopping up contrabands in Kenya’s most secured Prison.

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 According to Nation medias sources, the chaos erupted after some of the con inmates resisted to surrender the contrabands.

According to the information about the facility, Kamiti is Kenya’s biggest maximum security prison with cameras and hawk-eyed guards who screen people, vehicles and goods entering the correctional facility.

Since this is Kenya, convicted criminals still sneak contraband into the facility in a racket that clearly involve the very same warders and managers who are supposed to keep the facility contraband  proof.

In past mop-ups, prison officers seized laptops, internet modems, sim cards and mobile phones tools that inmates use to swindle unsuspecting members of the public.

Other contraband include cigarettes, hard drugs like crack, cocaine,, knives and daggers curved from iron rods, electric cookers and coils and razor blades.

Kenyan Insights says that a bigger percentage of the investigations both independent and public , established that many of the mobile phone scams in the Kenya are executed by prison inmates.

One of our sources spoke to the chief editor of this site on anonymity and laid bare the rot that is in what the State term as the most secured facility.

“From here, I can run my businesses without being detected. I have bought matatus, built houses and bought land through third parties in various parts of the country. If I leave this place, I am sure that I will be richer than I could have imagined while outside,” An anonymous source stated claiming that prisoners make about Sh500,000 in a week from fraud cases.

They do this with sober and high confidence because, according to the source, the long arm of the law cannot catch up with them because the laws rarely extends to the Prisons.

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The source further told this site that the prisoners feel like they are already protected from the law and can only be caught if one of those in the web of cons snitch their masterminds.

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