Forty four inmates from Naivasha GK Prison will sit this year’s KCPE examinations. Among them are 17 serving life sentence. According to the institution welfare officer Mose Kodek, the number has gradually risen over the years with more inmates joining the education programme. Kodek said the inmates were looking forward to the exercise despite facing various challenges.
“We have 44 candidates who are sitting for this year’s KCPE, an increase from 35 and we are all set for the exercise that officially kicks off on Tuesday,” he said. He said lack of qualified teachers is the main challenge facing learners in the institution.
“We have been forced to use fellow inmates as teachers but our students have performed beyond our expectations,” he said. Meanwhile, officer in-charge of the prison, Patrick Mwenda, was awarded as the outstanding correctional service employee in the Africa, during a ceremony held in the United Kingdom.