By our reporter
There’s no food in prisons, says Prisons spokesman Frank Mbaine.
Mbaine says that the drought and high prices for foodstuffs are to blame for the shortage. The crisis has led prisons authorities to ration food served to prisoners.
The publicist has called upon government to intervene and add them extra funding to enable them feed prisoners.
Prisons usually grow enough food on their expansive land but the drought last season affected the production, and got poor harvests.
Yet the money budgeted to buy food is not enough, as the price of grains like beans and maize has risen by more than 50%.
For instance, the price of posho has risen from sh1,800 to sh3,000.
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