Thika prison to be decongested, inmates moved after cholera outbreak
Thika prisons is set to transfer inmates to the nearby prisons after a cholera outbreak.
Correctional Services Principal Secretary Mary Muthoni said the facility is now holding over 1,000 inmates.
According to Muthoni, four new entrants to the prison had contracted the disease before being jailed.
“We have seven inmates who are now in isolation and one who is in hospital and this basically came about when we go to the court and sometimes we are brought new faces and you don’t know where people are coming from,” she said.
She further noted that the outbreak had been contained, calling for vigilance on screening new offenders coming into the jail.
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