Kisii Women’s Prison is set to benefit from a campaign by the Greece Embassy aimed at empowering women to support their children at the facility.
Speaking during a visit to Kisii Polytechnic in Kisii town, Greece Consulate Vicky Pantazopoulou said the campaign would enable women prisoners to acquire the right skills needed for sustainability.
“I would like to ask Kisii Polytechnic to create a skills seminar for women prisoners so that when they come out, they are able to secure a job,” said Pantazopoulou.
On his part, Kisii Prison Boss Francis Opondo welcomed the support from the embassy on behalf of Kenya Prisons and thanked them for agreeing to adopt Kisii Women’s Prison.
“Thank you so much for visiting our prison and planting a tree and also agreeing to adopt Kisii Prison Command, and especially for leaning on the side of our women and children,” Opondo remarked.
The campaign will also be supported by Commodities Fund’s Managing Trustee, Ms. Nancy Cheruiyot, and Deputy Governor of Nandi Dr. Yulita Cheruiyot and Kisii woman representative aspirant Ms. Vicky Nyaboke, all of whom were present during the visit to the institution.
By Mercy Osongo