The facility, whose construction commenced in July 2016 by Ambitious Construction Company Limited at a price of18.3 billion shillings, now requires a similar amount to procure furniture as well as facilities for staff to manage and run the prison.
In 2014, Human Rights activists faulted government for excluding prisoners from the National Identity Card registration. They argued that disregarding prisoners, whether suspect or convict, is a rights violation since they are then treated as non-citizens who may not qualify for national IDs and government services.
A two time escapee in Apac district is facing the full wrath of the law after a grade one magistrate sentenced him to four years imprisonment. While Felix Ongom, 30, expected to be sentenced for repeatedly escaping from Police custody, he found himself facing an extra charge of escaping with government property.