Drama as Prisoners Stage Protest on Rooftop

Two inmates at Voi GK Prison on Monday, December 14 staged a protest on the facility’s rooftop.

According to Daily Nation, the two were protesting alleged tortured by the officers inside the correctional facility.

The two reportedly climbed to the roof of one building within the facility and then started crying out to members of the public who were walking along the premises for help.

The inmates requested assistance to get justice alleging that they were being subjected to beatings and their rights were being violated by the warders.

According to the prisoners, efforts to have their grievances resolved have failed.

However, the institution in a statement to the media house dismissed the torture claims stating the two inmates were new to the facility and have been trying to incite other prisoners.

“They just came in the other day after they were transferred from another facility. The matter is being addressed by the officers in charge,” officer in charge of prisons in the county, Bison Madegwa, said.

Another officer, Kennedy Ondijo, who is in charge of Voi Prison, also refuted claims stating that no inmate has been subjected to torture by his officers.

“The inmates have been helped to climb down safely by our officers. There were no injuries,” he said.

The two later climbed down allegedly after hours of negotiations with officers.

Over 48 inmates were recently transferred from other facilities to Voi GK Prison.

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