Man who confessed to killing 14 children escaped from police custody

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 city and areas of eastern and western Kenya.

Police said 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.

Three police officers who were on duty at the time of his escape from Jogoo Road police station, in the Eastlands area of Nairobi, have been arrested for further investigation.

Authorities in Kenya have launched a hunt for the man they have described as extremely dangerous

Mr Wanjala was arrested in July and confessed to drugging and killing the young boys, as well as drinking their blood in some cases

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