36 inmates from the Langata women’s prison are expected to be released today after a directive by the judiciary.
Speaking during a visit to the Centre, deputy chief justice Philomena Mwilu further assured inmates that the ongoing transformational agenda by the judiciary will revise sentences for deserving inmates.
Just like any other Madaraka celebrations countrywide, prisoners at Langata Womens prison were treated to no different occasion.
However, their high profile visit by Deputy Chief justice Philomena Mwilu would bring good news.
News that opened a glimmer of hope to some of them
Among the 41 inmates released, some were condensed sentences, custodial sentences and those with payable bonds.
22inmates-serving long sentences.5inmates-foreigners fined or custodial sentences.3inmates-payable bonds.11 inmates-sentence reduces and self-repatriation to follow.
The judiciary further assured the inmates that the ongoing transformation at the judiciary will address some of the challenging faced by inmates that include slow court cases.
At the same time, they called on the government institutions to implement the two third gender rule.