Inmates at Waita GK Prison expressed their gratitude after people of good hearts celebrated with them this festive season.
Braia Foundation for people living with disabilities, visited the 260 prisoners who got a chance to celebrate the festive season, just like everyone else.
According to the Foundation founder, Brian Musyoka, his foundation aims at restoring smiles to faces of the disturbed, remembering the sidelined and looked down upon persons who through the cold treat, loose hope in life.
‘My foundation which has no donors aims at giving hope to those vulnerable and almost forgotten individuals in the community ranging from the disabled, the elderly, prisoners, street children, orphans among other needy persons,” said Brian.
The inmates,240 males and 20 females were urged to always forgive one another, accept their fate, not to be vengeful, that way they have will live peaceful life.
According to him, the inmates are part of the society only that they are facing a corrective process and the public should take them back once released.
“I urge the community out there to embrace our brothers and sisters once released from the prison,” urged the founder of the benevolent organization.
In accordance to his sentiments, Brian said he has been in several other prisons like Shimo la tewa, Manyani among others, his major aim being to tell words of encouragement to the vulnerable.
Musyoka Ngitu, a member of the foundation encouraging the inmates told them to go utilize the skills attained in prison once released in a bid to better their lives .
“Being here will help you correct your mistakes and attain skills you never had and it is important if you utilized them out there once released,” urged Musyoka
Benjamin Limasia, Officer in charge, Waita GK prison lauded the exercise, stating it is a show of concern remembering those in custody giving them hope, encouraging them and celebrating together .
“They need to be encouraged because they are part of us,” said Limasia
Benjamin thanking the good Samaritans for their charitable act who had bought bread, soda and milk for the inmates also stated that wheat is one of the best meals in an inside world.
Moving vote of thanks, Madaraka Mwendwa who has been in prison for 9 nine years lauded the visitors for going to cry with them .
“Sometimes we face challenges and get heartbroken but when u visit us, we feel encouraged and know we are loved,” said Madaraka