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Prison Security Stepped Up After ‘Kiwedde' Escape Attempt

Following \"Pastor\" William Muwanguzi’s attempt to escape from prison last week, Kalisizo prison authorities have stepped up security to prevent any further escape attempts from the facility.
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Following "Pastor" William Muwanguzi’s attempt to escape from prison last week, Kalisizo prison authorities have stepped up security to prevent any further escape attempts from the facility.

 

Muwanguzi also known as “Kiwedde” dug a hole in in a cell wall at night trying to escape from Kalisizo prison. His attempt was however thwarted when a prison warder discovered the escape attempt before he succeeded.

 

He was arrested and taken to Kalisizo Police station to record a statement.

 

As a result, prison authorities have decided to increase security around the facility to prevent anymore escape attempts.

 

According to the Emilio Kasajja, the Greater Masaka Region Prison Commander, they have replaced the perimeter fence around the facility and also increased their manpower.

 

He explains that the 10 inmates including seven capital offenders and three minor offenders escaped from Kalisizo Central Government Prison in March, because the facility had not been rehabilitated to the standard it has right now.

 

He said the inmates also took advantage of insufficient manpower at Kalisizo prison then. He said they were still on the lookout for the inmates that escaped in May to bring them back to book.

 

Kasaija further says that they are still looking for funds to repair the leaking roof and ceiling in the prison block.

 

On Tuesday this week, a team of magistrates, prison and police officials toured the prison.

 

Asaf Ruhinda, the Chief Registrar of courts, who led the team says they were visiting the Justice Law and Order Sector Institutions in Rakai district to collect views of the residents, police and prison officers on how to improve on their service delivery.

 

The major concern from the Kalisizo prison’s authorities was the leaking roof that needs to be replaced.

 

This is not the first time for inmates to escape from prison in the Greater Masaka Region. In April 2010, at least one inmate was killed and 10 others injured as they tried to escape from Masaka Government Prison.

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