64-year-old man among 55 in­mates at Naivasha Prison sit­ting KCPE exam

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Ministries -

In­mates sit­ting the KCPE exam at the Naivasha Prison are con­fi­dent they will per­form as well as their coun­ter­parts in for­mal learn­ing in­sti­tu­tions.

Fifty-five in­mates are sit­ting the exam in the coun­try’s largest prison.

This is the high­est num­ber of in­mates to write the exam at the pe­nal in­sti­tu­tion since the pris­ons ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme started.

The can­di­dates in­clude Sam­son Wa- fula, 21, who was on death row un­til last week when Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta com­muted the sen­tence to life im­pris­on­ment. Stephen Muria, 64, is the old­est can­di­date. He is serv­ing 12 years in jail.

“In my past life, I did not get the op­por­tu­nity to go to school for lack of school fees. I got free ed­u­ca­tion in prison,” Muria said. Prison wel­fare of­fi­cer Mose Kodek said the ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme in pris­ons is a re­form tool.

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