#1:. Edward Maina Shimoli ‘The Jackal’
This was one of the most slippery criminals that Kenya has ever seen. He was nicknamed after ‘Carlos the Jackal’, the terrorist from Venezuela who managed to escape from the police numerous times.
Shimoli succeeded in staying away from police radar for more than a decade. He also escaped from jail three times.
In 1996, his colleagues busted him out of Kamiti maximum prison by shooting their way through, a day before he was scheduled to face the hangman’s noose. He was convicted of hundreds of bank robberies, 88 rapes, 14 murders and numerous drug deals