Malindi GK prison had a fair share of a Kenyan Version of Prison Break. Two prisoners escaped and went ahead to send texts to the media informing them of the escape.
The two, Jacob Tembo and Karisa Kahindi had been serving 15 years in prison escaped on foot as they were being taken to their duties at the prison farms. In the text, the priosners said they were being subjected to hard labour
“ Juzi kuna wenzetu waligoma. Wakaenda kuwatoa nguo uchi wa mnyama wakawapiga sana baada ya kujua kuwa waliambia wanahabari- Two days ago our colleagues went on hunger strike, they (officers) stripped them and beat them thoroughly after realizing they had leaked the matter to the media.’’
The matter was confirmed by the deputy commissioner who went ahead to say they would start investigations to the allegations made by the prisoners.