Kenya police: 'Dangerous' inmates flee from prison

Police in Kenya say they are searching for a man who escaped prison while serving time for involvement in a terrorist attack six years ago that killed 148 people.

Police said on Monday that the man, along with two other inmates, fled a prison in the capital Nairobi.

They said Mohamed Ali Abikar was serving a 41-year prison term for involvement in the 2015 attack on a university in the eastern city of Garissa. Most of the 148 people killed were students.

Of the other two escapees, one had been imprisoned for attempting to join an Islamist militant group and the other for being involved in a foiled terrorist attack.

Police describe all three as dangerous, and offered a total reward worth more than 500,000 dollars for information.

In Kenya, terrorist attacks have been carried out frequently by the Al-Shabaab Islamist group based in neighboring Somalia. The group claimed responsibility for the university attack.