Jacque Maribe is in Langata Women’s Prison after a ruling by the judge who had her case today. The judge said that she would be held at the prison as a remandee pending a *mental evaluation at Mathare Hospital.
What exactly does remand entail for Jacque? That is something most Kenyans might be wondering about. Take heart, we here at Mpasho.co.ke have you covered.
So what exactly is remand
According to the valuable resource that is Wikipedia, remand is the process of detaining a person who has been arrested and charged with an offense until their trial. A person who is held on remand may be held as a prisoner in prison.
But in this case, Jacque is not a prisoner but a remandee. She is being held in a separate section that is only for remandees i.e people waiting for their cases to be settled before a court of law.
What rights does she have when she is in remand?
-She can wear her own clothes.
-She can put on make-up. So if she wants to play dress-up she is free to.
-There is a canteen in the remand where she can buy her own food if the githeri that Sirkal serves does not suit her.
-She doesn’t have to do any chores as regular prisoners do. So she can sit around the whole day and contemplate the choices she made in life.
The rights she doesn’t have anymore
-Her movement is regulated. She cannot leave the institution unless under the authority of a judge.
-Her sleep schedule is now restricted just like that in a girls boarding school.
-No alcohol. Self-explanatory.
-She will live in a large hall just like the dorms in high school.
-No conjugal visits allowed. As in no visits for lungula!
And the same fate is the one Okoth Obado and Joe Irungu will be facing in their respective remand centers.
Will Jacque Maribe survive these strict guidelines? Tutaona tu.