: Kenyan child killer escapes from police custody
- By Emmanuel Igunza
- BBC News, Nairobi
14 October 2021
DIRECTORATE OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS - KENYA
Masten Wanjala confessed to drugging and killing more than 10 children
A man who confessed to killing more than 10 children in Kenya has escaped from police cells in Nairobi.
Masten Wanjala was due to appear in court on Wednesday over the murders of at least 14 boys in the capital, and areas of eastern and western Kenya.
Police say they noticed he had disappeared during the morning roll call.
He was being detained during police investigations into the series of child killings that shocked the nation.