Kenya set to release 5,000 petty offenders from prison

Kenya has declared a plan of action to emancipate up to 5,000 minor offenders from the country's prisons.

Interior Minister Fred Matiang'i says the plan of action will be spread out between May and June in an attempt to ease congestion in jails.

He mentioned insufficient resources as the main reason for the action.

According to commission of inquiry Prison Insider, the figures of condemned prisoners in Kenya's jam packed prison stands at about 90,000. The number of prisoners  kept in jail before trial is unverified.

Those whose criminal offences varies  from negligence to remit a little token to petty offense will be relocated  to the government provided services.

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