LIFE SENTENCE

Varsity students distribute pads to inmates at Lang'ata Women's prison

It gives us a lot of hope, women prisoners say

In Summary

•A group of Daystar University students called Pads for Prison visited the Langa'ta Women's Prison on November 29.

•Ellen Nyambura said that she was so grateful for the visit because such opportunities are rare to them.

Daystar University students when they visited inmates at the Lang'ata Womens Prison on November 29, 2019
Daystar University students when they visited inmates at the Lang'ata Womens Prison on November 29, 2019
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Daystar University students have distributed free sanitary towels to inmates at the Langa'ta Women's Prison.

The students led by Cepha Mwenda and Esther Wangari distributed the pads to the inmates during a visit on Thursday last week.

They were accompanied by Girl Up Umoja, Girl Foundation Kenya, Smiley Foundation, Mc_Cepha Event Solutions, Autism Lights Through Hope Kid, Yellow York, AIESEC and Lee Trends.

 

Daystar University students when they visited inmates at the Lang'ata Womens Prison on November 29, 2019
Daystar University students when they visited inmates at the Lang'ata Womens Prison on November 29, 2019
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Ellen Nyambura said they were privileged to have visited the inmates and interacted with them saying such opportunities were rare.
 

 

"We were seated with two inmates when I asked one of them for how long she would be in prison and she told us she was sentenced for life. Everyone went silent because nobody knew what to say next," she said.

"I am a parent and I feel very challenged by this group of young people who have come to visit us today. It shows a lot of humanity and humility. It gives us a lot of hope," an inmate said.

Daystar University students when they visited inmates at the Lang'ata Womens Prison on November 29, 2019
Daystar University students when they visited inmates at the Lang'ata Womens Prison on November 29, 2019
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Mwenda thanked the students for their contributions and authorities at the correctional facility for allowing the to visit the inmates.