Homa Bay police probe loss of computers

Written By: KNA

Police in Homa bay Sub County have launched investigations into the loss of 17 computers valued at 119,000 shillings in a burglary incident.

The computers belonging to the Ministry of Education’s Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) department were stolen from the Homa Bay sub county office.

Homa Bay County police commander, John Omusanga, said a night guard, Kenneth Onyango Asako, is in police custody assisting with investigations.

Wilfred Awuor, the director of ECDE Homa Bay County and Emmanuel Athoo, director of ICT at the County office,  said on reporting to work on the fateful day, they found their offices open and the equipment stolen.

Confirming the incident to KNA, police said on visiting the scene of crime, it was established that the offices were not broken into, and it was suspected a master key was used to open the doors.

Omusanga said the suspect will be arraigned in court once investigations are complete.

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Naivasha Inmates

Naivasha Maximum prison officer in charge Patrick Mwenda has expressed concern over the large number of appeal cases pending in courts.

Mwenda says 1500 inmates at the correctional facility have had their appeal cases pending in courts for over 10 years.

Mwenda termed the delay a psychological blow to the affected prisoners, saying the opening of the office will help the inmates adequately prepare their appeal documents.

Mwenda who was speaking during the opening of a paralegal office at the institution is optimistic that the opening of the office will help inmates adequately prepare their appeal documents.

The African Prison Project, Legal Aid Prison Manager, John Muthuri, said the opening of the office was necessitated by the many pending appeals adding that it will also be used by the paralegal officers to impart the necessary skills for inmates appearing in courts.

He hailed the legal aid clinic, terming it a way of decongesting the reform facilities in the country, with similar programmes having being started at Kamiti and Lang’ata.

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