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CS Kindiki and PS Salome opening of the Naivasha Maize Miling Plant


 By Martha Munyambu

In a collaborative effort aimed at fostering economic empowerment and rehabilitation, the Principal Secretary for Correctional Services Dr Salome M Beacco accompanied the Secretary Cabinet for the Ministry of Interior and National Administration Prof Kithure Kindiki in the commissioning of a maize milling plant at Naivasha Maximum Prison, Nakuru county.


The commissioning marked a significant milestone in the government's commitment to equipping inmates with vocational skills, promoting self-sufficiency and skills development among inmates.


The maize milling plant is equipped with advanced technology that will go a long way in equipping the inmates with skills that will help them upon their release. The maize milling plant will not only meet internal consumption needs but also other prisons.

Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, the Cabinet Secretary emphasized the importance of empowering inmates and supporting them as they serve their terms. He noted the government's dedication to implementing holistic approach approaches to rehabilitation, which prioritizes skills development, education, and reintegration into society. 

maize milling plant will offer the inmates practical training and valuable expertise for inmate's future endeavours, " stated the CS.

Regarding prison equipment, the CS said the government is working on modernising the equipment to equip the inmates with the best skills He urged the inmates to take vocational training offered in the institution to equip themselves with skills as they serve their sentences. He also revealed that those who acquire skills will be given start-up capital after the completion of their sentences.

On decongesting the penal institutions, the CS revealed that plans are underway to decongest Penal institutions by 50 per cent through the Power of mercy. 

CS KINDIKI announced the resumption of family visits to Correctional institutions across the country.

The Principal Secretary Correctional Services, Dr Salome emphasized the role of vocational training in reducing recidivism and promoting long-term rehabilitation of offenders.

"The milling plant will have a transformative impact of equipping the offenders with marketable skills as well as promoting sustainable practices within the Correctional institution," said the PS.

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