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Kamiti maximum prisoners protest against mistreatment at the facility

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Kamiti maximum prisoners protest against mistreatment at the facility

Kamiti Maximum Prison inmates on Thursday, January 14, turned the correctional facility into a chaotic scene as they protested alleged mistreatment by the authorities.



It all began as a hunger strike on Wednesday before it escalated to chaos on Thursday.

The inmates stated that the warders have been harsh to them, especially after the escape of the three terror convicts who were recaptured in Kitui while on the run.



According to them, the mode of operation at the facility took an unfavourable turn following the successful escape plan executed by the terror convicts in October 2021.



They stated that they were being denied food and their movement within the facility being strictly monitored.

The prisoners overpowered the warders during the chaotic protests, inviting the intervention of anti-riot police officers who had a difficult time quelling the chaos.

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