Photos of Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu incarcerated at the Kamiti Maximum Prison over the murder of business woman Monicah Kimani, have emerged.
Jowie was photographed in prison yesterday during the graduation ceremony of 15 inmates from Kamiti Maximum Prison, one ex-inmate, and one Kenya Prison staff member and one Uganda Prison Staff member graduated with Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) from the University of London (UoL) after 5 years of studying.
African Prisons Project a community of Changemakers providing high- quality legal services, training, and education to those living and working in prison, APP empowers those most in need of justice to access it for themselves.
“The UoL degree is very prestigious, it makes you feel different. The regional commander of Nyeri was really impressed on learning that I had attained a law degree while in prison,” said Francis Munyao, Graduating Student.
The inmates and officers were trained as auxiliary paralegals to offer free quality legal services across eight prisons in Kenya where they can establish permanent prison-based legal aid clinics.
Photographer Michael Khateli who visited Kamiti for the graduation ceremony narrated,
“The most inspiring story i got from my visit there was one of Wilson Kinyua. Wilson was found guilty of Robbery in 1998 and was sentenced at only 19 years old.”
“He spent 21 years in Kamiti and was released 7 montHs ago, with his a Law degree, he has already secured a job at Kakai Mugalo & Co. Advocates as a Lawyer.”