A total of 34 petty offenders who were locked at the King’orani maximum prison in Mombasa have been released.
The action follows efforts by Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir who paid their fines to secure their release.
According to Nassir the program however only targets petty offenders and not criminals who are serving long sentences behind bars.
“If you injured or killed innocent souls you are not part of this program, under this initiative we vetted the prisoners before we arrived at the 34,” revealed Mr. Nassir
He said those who successful benefited from the program were serving up to three months sentence.
He however cautioned all the 34 former inmates to deter from wrong doing or else they will be thrown back to the prison.
[Prisoners at King’orani maximum prison. Photo/Abbas Omar].
King’orani maximum prison well known as Jela baridi officer in charge John Omondi urged the beneficiaries to abide by the rules and deter from evils.
He urged Mr. Nassir and the Mombasa County government to secure jobs for them.
“The county should come out and assist these youth with employment, ignoring them pushes them to crime,” noted Mr. Omondi.
Some of the beneficiaries among them Mutua Peter, Joseph Ochieng, Jackson Mutua and Dennis Muoki, appreciated the move promising to be law abiding citizens.