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By Joy Ann Kariuki

The PS Correctional Hon. Safina Kwekwe (in blue and head scarf) accompanied by partners and other officers on a visit to

Langáta Women Prison. Photo: Raphael Turunga

The PS Correctional Hon. Safina Kwekwe (in blue and head scarf) accompanied by other officers on a visit to

Langáta Women Prison. Photo: Raphael Turunga

The Principal Secretary, State Department for Correctional Services Hon. Safina Kwekwe visited Langata women’s Prison and Nairobi West Prison 11th October 2022.

During her visit, she gave words of encouragement to inmates adding that they should take advantage of the skills they are learning in the prisons and use their passion to achieve the best.

 

“Being behind bars does not mean that your dreams are dead, your dreams can remain valid even behind bars,” the PS said while in the prisons.

Different correctional facilities across the country have formal education for inmates which also included the two prisons that she had visited where they have also registered some inmates for the national examinations.

There are also technical courses offered in the different prisons and in Lang’ata the courses offered range from tailoring, knitting, weaving, embroidery, beadwork among others.

The inmates with the help of the prison’s officers, make uniforms for inmates, clothes for sale, mats, bags, sweaters, beaded goods and many more.

In the prison, there is a bakery where the inmates bake cakes, bans, bread and doughnuts.

 

The PS Correctional Hon. Safina Kwekwe (in blue and head scarf) accompanied by partners and other officers on a visit to

Langáta Women Prison. Photo: Raphael Turunga

 

The PS congratulated the inmates for their good work promising them the proper branding of all the items they produce and that she will work with her team to look for a market for the products.

The prison also offers rehabilitation in form of recreational activities for inmates including the presence of a music band and also a dance group.

The Principal Secretary promised that she will work hard with prison stakeholders to promote the prison music industry. She mentioned that the prisons will have a brand extravaganza that will include competition with different correctional facilities.

“The plan for us as a State Department is to promote this extravaganza as a competition between facilities,” she said addressing inmates at Langáta prisons.

At the Nairobi West prison, they do farming. The facility is in a position to produce enough vegetables for themselves and also supply to other prisons. They also grow mangoes, rear rabbits and fish.

Their technical courses are tailoring and carpentry where they produce exquisite designs of furniture including portable coffee tables, sofa sets, chairs, among others.

Speaking to the prison’s staff, the PS assured that there will be adequate housing for the prison officers. 

 

The PS Correctional Hon. Safina Kwekwe (in blue and head scarf) accompanied by other officers engages in a conversation with inmates at the Nairobi West Prison Photo: Raphael Turunga           

Our Contacts

State Department Of Correctional Services
Telposta Towers,Nairobi
P. O. Box 30478 - 00100 Kenya
E-mail: ps@correctional.go.ke
Telephone: Tel. +254 020 2228411