Machakos GK prisoners call for expansion of educational facilities

Machakos GK prisoners
Deputy Commissioner of Prisons David Ndung'u and Machakos Chief of Staff Lawrence Ngovi commission a new borehole at the Machakos GK Prisons. Photo Stephen Muthini.

Prisoners at the Machakos GK Prison have called for the expansion of educational infrastructure in the facility to enable them to pursue education while serving their terms.

The request was presented by representatives of the prisoners on Monday in a memorandum to Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti through her Chief of Staff Lawrence Ngovi.

In the memo, they said that their numbers had increased, straining the current facilities.

Ngovi, who was accompanied by Gender, Youth, Sports and Social Welfare CECM John Kilonzo, had visited the institution to commission a new borehole dug by the county government in collaboration with the I Love Africa organization.

“This borehole will enhance cleanliness in the facility and prevent outbreaks of cholera as witnessed earlier,” he said.

Deputy Commissioner of Prisons David Ndung’u, who represented the Eastern Region boss, thanked the Governor for the borehole which he said will also serve the neighbouring community.

Ndung’u urged more prisoners to study while serving their time in prison in order to be useful members of society once they leave the correctional facility.

The prisoners were also promised seven sewing machines for those interested in tailoring and 20 bales of wheat flour and cooking fat for Christmas festivities.

By Stephen Muthini

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