Inmates ask for pardon after passing KCPE
05 January 2016, 11:36
Nanyuki - A group of eight inmates at Nanyuki GK Prison who passed last year’s KCPE exams have requested President Uhuru Kenyatta to pardon them so they can proceed with their education.
Led by 29-year-old Paul Maina who scored 391 marks, the inmates said they want to focus on education in order to lead a better life.
The other seven scored between 230 and 270 marks out of 500 marks.
The facility was turned into a jubilation centre as inmates and warders celebrated the victory of the eight.
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Maina noted that it was by the grace of God that he attained a good grade, adding that his dream of becoming a pilot was not dead.
He is serving a five-year-jail term for arson and malicious damage although he has already served four years.
He said he aspires to join Mang’u High School.
The prison Welfare Officer, Naomi Wangari asked the government to equip prisons with learning facilities in order to give quality education to those willing to continue with their studies.
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