Samburu's Maralal Law Courts. PHOTO/COURTESY

By John Lepeto

A prison warden has been jailed by a Maralal court after he was found guilty of helping prisoners escape from local GK Prison.

Mr Zacheus Tirop who was first arraigned in 2018 faced several charges including aiding escape of inmates from Maralal Prison and forgery of court documents.

The trial court found him guilty of soliciting Sh9, 830 from a convict who was then serving a three-month sentence to facilitate forgery of court fine receipt that was used to aid escape of prisoners.

The suspect, the court heard, that on diverse dates also helped other prisoners escape after collecting inducements ranging between Sh10, 000 and Sh50, 000.

Delivering his ruling, Maralal Senior Principal Magistrate John Tamar ordered Mr Tirop to pay a fine of Sh970, 000 or serve a three-year jail term in default.

The Magistrate said the prosecution had proven beyond reasonable doubt that the accused committed the offences.

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