Bomana jail commander

No doctor at Bomana prison

Bomana Jail Commander Haraha Kiddy Keko made this known recently.

The Bomana rehabilitation centre does not have a doctor at its medical facility and Commander Keko admitted the issue of not having a doctor at the prison to attend to inmates is beyond his control.

“Our director health services need to look at it at the headquarters level so they can organise that.

Salika: All prisoners should be treated the same

Sir Gibbs said this in court after the Bomana Jail Commander, Haraha Kiddy Keko, appeared before him to explain why certain prisoners were granted extended leave of absence periods and were serving the terms in hospitals and in tertiary institutions.

“Many people will regard this as unfair. The little people are serving time while the big people are doing that. Any prisoner should be treated the same. There is no special provision under law,” said Sir Gibbs.

Article misrepresented wardens: Commander

Haraha Keko’s statement follows a report on the front page of one of the dailies claiming wardens were uncooperative.

An investigating team consisting of the  assistant commissioner, Chief Superintendent Henry Wavik, and two others, were sent up to the facility on Monday to talk with CS warders, whereby investigations were believed to be concluded on Thursday.

He says as commanding officer of the jail, he did not forbid any warden from speaking to the investigating team during the evolvement of enquiry.

Genuinely ill detainees hard hit

“Because of a few things, many innocent, genuinely sick detainees will have to face the consequences as well,” says Bomana jail commander, Haraha Keko.

Speaking to this newsroom, Keko said this is a challenge for him and his management team to address and maintain the status quo. This is to avoid complicated situations with prisoners, especially at Bomana.

Keko said they had spoken to the inmates earlier this week to help contain their anger and frustrations over the indefinite ban.