In Summary
  • Ms Caroline Kuthii Karanja said prison had transformed her and that she is keen to go back to the society.

  • The mother of three hailed the open day saying it had helped change the face of prison.

  • Ms Winfred Wanyaga said she was optimistic of a warm reception once she is released from prison in four months’ time.

Female inmates at the Embu GK Prison marked the end of 2017 in style when they held their maiden family day where they mingled freely with their relatives and other people.

Majority of the inmates used the opportunity to urge family members and the society to forgive them and help them go back to their normal lives upon release.

Ms Caroline Kuthii Karanja, who is serving a 13-year jail sentence for fraudulently obtaining Sh6.6 million said she was ready to face the person she defrauded and make peace.

Embu Women Prison

Warders at Embu Women Prison receiving relatives during the institution’s open day on December 31, 2017. PHOTO | CHARLES WANYORO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

TRANSFORMED

She said prison had transformed her and that she is keen to go back to the society where she served as a coffee marketer.

The mother of three hailed the open day saying it had helped change the face of prison.

“At times we fail to see our relatives and this is the first time that we have had a chance to mingle with our loved ones. It is also a good time to ask for forgiveness from our families and the ones we wronged and thank God for a chance to apologise,” said Ms Kuthii.

The 36-year-old said she has gained numerous skills such as embroidery, cooking and making of detergents and other products, which would enable her earn an honest living.

“I have not met the person I defrauded but I encourage them to visit me and resolve the matter. I would like to have a chance to ask for forgiveness. I have already reformed and accepted Jesus as my personal saviour,” said Ms Kuthii.

Embu Women Prison

Warders and inmates at the Embu Women Prison are served with food during the open day on December 31, 2017. PHOTO | CHARLES WANYORO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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