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Gov’t Offers Shs 500,000 Bounty for Every Moroto Prison Escapee

By: URN

The Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr. Johnson Byabashaija has offered a bounty for prison escapees in Moroto.

Dr. Byabashaija who is in Moroto on an inspection duty following the escape of 219 prisoners on Wednesday says he will reward anyone who recovers a gun with 1.5 million shillings and each person who surrenders a prisoner will be paid Shs. 500,000.

Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr. Johnson Byabashaija

Dr. Byabashaija admits there were some errors inside the prison that caused mass escape. He revealed that 14 inmates have been recaptured and seven killed- giving a total of 21 inmates so far accounted for.

Dr. Byabashaija’s visit comes days after a team from prison headquarters camped in Moroto to investigate the prison break.

No gun has been recovered yet and according to the prison spokesman Frank Baine with some of the prisoners having crossed to the neighboring Kenya.

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