The government will remodel the Kenya Prisons Service to strengthen its capacity to impart entrepreneurial skills to inmates.
President William Ruto said it was the duty of the service to mould the incarcerated into productive members of the society.
“We are keen on supporting the correctional service to prepare inmates for eventual release and successful reintegration,” he said.
He spoke on Friday, December 2 at the Prisons Staff Training College in Kiambu County during the passing out parade of prison recruit trainees.
Ruto said the government will avail Sh1 billion for the modernization and mechanisation of farm equipment in prisons to help boost food production.
“There is no reason why our prison community cannot engage and motivate its members to employ skills optimally such that they can even produce surplus food,” he noted.
He lauded the Kenya Prisons Service for their contribution to Kenyans facing famine.
He later addressed wananchi at the Ruiru-Roundabout where he called on the opposition to constructively criticise the government.
“We want stability so that we can drive our country into prosperity.”