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The Shame Of Kenya's Prison System!!!

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Ab-Titchaz, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    The Kenyan prison system is in shambles mpaka askari jela
    wameamua wanagoma.Grievances zao ni za nguvu na wanaishi katika
    maisha duni hata sijui nisemeje.Hebu tazama baadhi ya picha za
    sehemu wanazoishi....





    Three prisoners died as a countrywide strike by warders to push for better pay got under way.
    Thousands of other prisoners starved for hours after the warders refused to allow them to have their meals.
    Officers at the affected prisons threatened to release hardcore criminals if their demands are not met by Monday. The three prisoners died at the Naivasha Maximum Prison after taking a brew suspected to be laced with the lethal methanol.
    Five others, now partially blind, are admitted in critical condition at the Naivasha District Hospital. And the numbers could rise.
    The tragedy struck as more than 500 warders in the main and annex prisons downed tools over risk allowances and poor working conditions.
    Despite the Naivasha Prison being one of the most heavily guarded, it was not clear how the inmates smuggled the chemical into their cells.
    Authorities said four of the five survivors are serving 20-years for rape while the other one is serving life sentence.
    Dr Osborne Tembu, a medical officer at the hospital, said the five were being treated for toxicity.
    "Our initial investigations show that the five drank a brew laced with methanol but their condition is now stable," Tembu said.
    The irate warders from the main prison and the Annex prison closed the main prison road and at one time blocked police officers from taking remand suspects to courts.
    Waving placards and twigs, the warders threatened to set free death row inmates by Monday, next week, if their grievances are not addressed....MORE NEWS
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    Fundi Mchundo JF-Expert Member

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    Mwanzoni nilifikiri kuwa huku ndiko wanakokaa wafungwa! Sasa kama makazi ya warders hali ndiyo hii, huko kwa wafungwa kukoje? Halafu tunashangaa rushwa na unyanyasaji ukikithiri?
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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Fundi Mchundo,

    Babu hata umeona katika mwanzo wa hio story
    wanasema wafungwa watatu wamekufa kwa kunya gongo lililotiwa
    "methanol".Wafungwa walisahaulika kitambo kingi kilichopita.
    Yule vice-president wa zamani..Moody Awori...angalau alikua
    anaangalia maslahi yao ikiwemo maswala ya mavazi na elimu.

    Mzee Kubaka aliwatumia hawa warders katika kusimamia wizi wa kura za mwaka jana na mpaka wa leo hawajalipwa.Uniform zao ni mararu matupu na wengine wana uniform za jeshi la polisi na combat za mataifa mengine ikiwemo marekani.

    Yaani ni vichekesho tu mpaka unafanya hasira!
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    Mkuu usishangae kwa mtaji huo lazima hao ma-warden wapigike nadhani ni mwanzo tu. Viongozi akili wameweka kwenye kutafuna pesa za walipa kodi wao baraza la mawaziri watu 95 sijui hiyo pesa ya kuliendesha wanaipata wapi?? Si ndio wanahamishia pesa kwenye kuendesha baraza la mawaziri na kusahau watumishi wengine wa serikali. Mi nadhani hawa ma-warden watafute njia mbadala ya ku-solve hilo swala lao vinginevyo watapigika mpaka wafe....Ni kizungumkuti hicho..
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    Ninavyofahamu nidhamu za kijeshi.... halafu hawa maaskari wanagoma, then utajua tu kwamba things have crossed the line. Uvumilivu una mipaka yake!
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    Tazama jamaa wanavyoishi nd'o utajua wameteseka mbaya sana.
    Kwenye hayo mabanda ukae wewe na mkeo na wanao.Kisha tena mnapika
    mumo kwa mumo na jiko la mkaa!!!...Mimi naona sawa tu pia
    wakigoma maana somebody has to listen and do something.
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    Deaths As Prison Warders Press On ​

    Published on April 29, 2008, 12:00 am

    By Standard Team


    Gunshots were fired inside the Kamiti Maximum Prison as warders tried to contain a near-riot on day four of the crisis in jails.

    In Kisumu, two inmates died at Kodiaga and Kibos prisons as they were being taken to hospital for treatment.

    It was a hectic and chaotic day for warders and prisoners at Kamiti Prison yesterday — the former protesting against poor working and living conditions and the latter demanding to be taken to courts for the hearing of their cases.

    Sources at the prison said an inmate was shot and seriously wounded after a warder ordered them to stop fighting and return to their cells.

    A contingent of the dreaded paramilitary officers, the General Service Unit, was deployed to man the perimeter of the jail just in case prisoners attempted to escape.

    The chaos at the prison was so serious that the Commissioner of Prisons himself, Mr Gilbert Omondi, visited in an attempt to stop the protests and riots.

    He was a besieged man as curious journalists demanded answers to issues raised by prisoners. A group of death row convicts turned rowdy as Omondi was addressing them. They challenged the commissioner to address the plight of the warders.

    They also demanded the release of the Kamiti Prison officer in charge, Mr Peter Njuguna Ngugi. He was charged alongside a Deputy Commissioner of Prisons, Mr John

    Isaac Odongo, who is also the Commandant of the Prisons Training College, among others. (See separate story on page

    The prison officers pleaded "Not guilty" to charges of incitement and neglect of duty at the Nairobi Chief Magistrate’s Court, 16 lawyers offered to represent them for free.

    Over at Jogoo House, the Vice-President and Minister for Home Affairs, Mr Kalonzo Musyoka, bent over backwards from the previous day’s hard line and offered the warders a Sh5,000 monthly allowance each.

    This was a victory for the warders because they boycotted work at the weekend over the allowance, saying their counterparts in the police force were receiving it but they had been left out.

    Kalonzo also announced that the Sh10,000 stipend for the warders who had helped beef up security during the post-election chaos would also be paid. Again, other security forces were paid the allowance in February, but prison officers were left out — a second victory for the warders.

    The other sticking issue for the prison staff is housing. Images of shacks and hovels that litter prisons and are home to warders have driven home — more than anything else — the inhumane conditions under which prison staff live and work.

    Warders continued to rubbish and dismiss a committee Kalonzo set up at the weekend to look into their woes. Former Vice-President and Minister for Home Affairs, Mr Moody Awori, will chair it. Members include former Commissioner of Prisons, Mr Abraham Kamakil.

    The prison staff say Awori and Kamakil have little to offer because they have been at the helm and things did not change. Ironically, Awori has been credited with the reforms in prisons and opening them up.

    But to the warders this is the problem — it is their view that the former VP improved life for prisoners, not warders.

    But in an apparent response to the raging hostility that has greeted the composition of the team, Kalonzo yesterday announced that the committee would be expanded to include unions and other key players.

    The VP, however, warned that disciplinary action would be taken against officers who had defied lawful orders or incited colleagues to violence.

    The effect of the standoff in prisons began to bite yesterday, with courts being affected in many parts of the country. Warders’ work boycott slowed down the ferrying of remandees to courts for the hearing of their cases.

    It was not clear by last night whether normalcy would return to the jails following Kalonzo’s announcement that the prison staff would be paid the Sh10,000 post-election chaos stipend and Sh5,000 risk allowance.
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    Ni hatari sana kwa afya zao na nawapongheza kwanza kuvumiliaa muda wate huu....kwa kweli politics zinatumaliza sio kwetu tuu bali nchi nyingi sana Africa..hawajali kabisa watendani wao.....
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    Wala hujakosea na usemi wako!!!
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    Govt to pay warders' allowances​

    Written By:Beverly Gatimu ,

    Posted: Mon, Apr 28, 2008

    The government on Monday bowed to pressure from the striking prison warders and pledged to pay them a ten thousand allowance for those who served during the post election violence.

    Addressing the press in his office Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka said the warders would also get an additional 5,000 shillings prison service allowance each month in addition to new uniforms.

    The vice president further said rehabilitation of the prisons housing units would be accelerated to ensure the officers live in decent houses.

    Kalonzo said the recently constituted committee to assess the conditions in the prison service will also be expanded to accommodate representatives from the labor ministry and other stakeholders.

    The warders who went on strike on Friday were seeking redress on the deplorable living conditions they are subjected to and their remuneration package.

    They were also demanding the release of nine senior prison officers who were arrested Sunday.

    The warders had earlier rejected the Awori-led team that was instituted last week by Vice president Kalonzo Musyoka, saying members of the committee had nothing new to offer.

    The task force was constituted to assess all issues related to prison services including their complaints.
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