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King’ong’o inmates benefit from free medical camp

16 January 2014, 20:41 Joseph Njung’eh

Nyeri - More than1,500 inmates and staff members at King’ong’o GK prisonNyeri have benefited from a free medical camp organized by a church organization.

The medical camp was organized by United States Nationals under the banner of Jesus Frees Ministries who have been doing humanitarian jobs in Kenya.

According to Reverend Cherlyl Freese who is one of the organizers said the beneficiaries will undergo checkups on diseases such as Hypertension, diabetes and cervical cancer for women in prison.

Rev. Cherlyl who has been working alongside her husband stated that inmates ought to be given necessary support in order to facilitate their rehabilitation process.

She added that apart from free medical services, their ministries will also ensure that the inmates undergo enhanced spiritual nourishment through counseling done by their members.

The camp scheduled to end Saturday is involving close to 70 health workers including pharmacists, clinicians and nurses from Provincial general hospital, Outspan Hospital and the prison medical staff.

The officer in charge of the prison, Patrick Aranduh hailed members of the community who remember those in prison saying that they also play a critical role in changing their lives while behind bars.

Aranduh said that though the health situation of the inmates is not bad, support by such organizations is always a welcome in the facility as it helps in making the situation even better.

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