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