74-year old male released from prison following a presidential pardon
18 March 2016, 12:32
Nairobi - 74-year-old James Weru was released from prison
following a pardon from President Uhuru Kenyatta after serving a 42 year jail
sentence for murder about three months ago.
According to Citizen TV Weru along with 65 other prisoners
were given a pardon in December 2012.
Also read: Ex-convict welcomed back by his church after
serving seven years in prison.
Since his release he has been staying at the Nairobi
Probation and After Care Services which seeks to reintegrate ex-convicts back
Weru has since returned to his home in Nyeri despite being
rejected by his family.
Watch the full video here.
Meanwhile the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) has
urged Kenyans to change their altitude on ex-convicts released by the state
under the Power of Mercy Act 2011.
Church Secretary General, Peter Kariuki stated that often
ex-covnvicts upon their release are chased away but need to be reintegrated in order to give hope of a
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