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Prison drug dealers put on notice

05 April 2013, 13:54 Alloys Musyoka

The government will not tolerate drug trafficking in prisons, a government officer has said.

Coast region director of prisons James Kodieny said the government is keenly monitoring all movements by his officers and other people to ensure drug don't get into prisons.

Addressing the media in Malindi, Kodieny said that any officer or prison staff found trafficking drugs in the region will be dealt with according to the law.

He said drug trafficking is prohibited in Kenya stating that those found committing the crime will face the law regardless of their position.

"There are reports that some officers pick drugs outside and sneak them to prisoners and let me be very clear, if there is anyone who has been doing so before should stop before you are caught," he warned.

The officer added that they are doing all their best to get rid of homosexuality in prison facilities across the region.

He said that although such cases are not rampant currently, they are trying to monitor prisoners to ensure that such cases are no more.

"We know there are those who force other inmates into sex but our officers in all prisons will work to ensure they curb such incidents," he noted.

He said that those who are caught forcing their colleagues or having sex voluntarily will be taken to court and prosecuted since it's against he law.

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