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Makini Awards celebrates prison service

Event showcased it as a correctional service of excellence in Africa

In Summary

• The awards were designed to recognise and exemplify the efforts of prison service

Kenya Prisons deputy commissioner Florence Omundi and Nafisika Trust founder Vickie Wambura embrace in a one-metre hug
Kenya Prisons deputy commissioner Florence Omundi and Nafisika Trust founder Vickie Wambura embrace in a one-metre hug
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Nafisika Trust, in collaboration with Kenya Prisons, on Friday held the Makini Awards to showcase achievements of the prison service as a correctional service of excellence in Africa.

The event took place at Nairobi West Prison Officers’ Mess, Nairobi. 

The award categories are in line with the vision and mission of the prison service; “to contain offenders in humane safe conditions in order to facilitate responsive administration of justice, rehabilitation, social integration and community protection”.

 

During the event, the various prison institutions were awarded and celebrated for their efforts in upholding the prison service vision and mission. 

KP Enterprise director Wairimu Thangata awards Machakos Main Prison the Best in Sports
KP Enterprise director Wairimu Thangata awards Machakos Main Prison the Best in Sports
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Omundi awards Machakos Women Prison Best in Living Environment
Omundi awards Machakos Women Prison Best in Living Environment
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KP gender director Wanja Ngara awards Naivasha Maximum Prison the Most Effective Education Centre
KP gender director Wanja Ngara awards Naivasha Maximum Prison the Most Effective Education Centre
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KP Nairobi regional commander Gicheru Kamore awards African Prison Project the Best Legal Programme
KP Nairobi regional commander Gicheru Kamore awards African Prison Project the Best Legal Programme
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Wambura awards Fr Grol’s Welfare Trust the Best in Conditions Improvement
Wambura awards Fr Grol’s Welfare Trust the Best in Conditions Improvement
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Nafisika Trust head of programmes Rose Wambui and David Kairo
Nafisika Trust head of programmes Rose Wambui and David Kairo
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