An inmate has been shot and killed in an attempt to escape from Maluku Government Prisons in Mbale District.
Elgon region Police Spokesperson, Robert Tukei, identified the convict as Mugoya Gimoyi, 20.
Tukei told Daily Monitor that the deceased was convicted for being in possession of stolen property and possession of Government Stores.
He was sentenced to four years with effect from December last year.
During the botched prison break, the convict was shot by a prison warder in the thigh as he attempted jump over the prison’s facility fence.
“The Information we got from the officer in-charge Mbale Government Prisons, SSP Jolly Robert Bamutura was that one inmate, a male adult had been shot at while escaping from the facility,” Tukei told Monitor.
He added: “A team of detectives from homicide squad and scene of crime officers rushed to the scene of crime.”
The victim was found lying down on the ground bleeding from the left thigh but when examined, he was already dead.
His body was taken to Mbale municipal council mortuary pending autopsy.