The Star (Nairobi)

2 January 2013

Kenya: Female Inmates Benefit From Goodies

MORE than 20 female inmates at Migori GK Prisons have received a donation of goods from the Caring Africa and Outreach Ministries church.

The church donated 128 packets of sanitary towels, bread, biscuits and juice for the inmates and their children to mark the 2013 New Year celebrations.

"The step to provide the inmates with sanitary towels was driven by the fact that many of them cannot get these essential items in prisons," Bishop Bissau Jobando, the church's leader said.

During the visit the bishop said church would play a major role both spiritually and emotionally in to help in reforming lives of the inmates as they are ready to be integrated back into society.

"Prison is part of reform process to make society to be a better place to live and by getting close to inmates will aid the process," Jobando who led several church members in the visit said.

Deputy Superintendent in charge of the prison Benson Oulo thanked the gesture saying the society should always be ready to accept back prisoners after they have finished their sentences in society.

"Prison is a reform institute and society shouldn't tag ex convicts with the same bad image after they have received the punishment given out in court," Oulo said.

The inmates who came out to receive the presents were happy and thanked the donors and church members for the positive gesture.

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