Industrial Area remandees demand royal treatment from State – VIDEO
Capital offenders at the Industrial Area Remand Prison in Nairobi have demanded royal treatment before ending an ongoing hunger strike.
The remandees commenced their hunger strike on August 20 claiming they have been treated badly since a change of guard was effected at the prison.
They now want their canteen to be stocked with foodstuffs such as milo, cocoa, fruits, butter, jam, Blue Band, which must be sold at “a reasonable price”.
To show how expensive life is inside the prison, the remandees, who penned a letter, read and recorded it, complained that they buy a kdf (bun) at Sh100 while it goes for Sh50 outside the prison.
Capital offenders are suspects facing charges of murder and robbery with violence, which are punishable by death or life sentence.
The remandees further claim that that whenever they are taken to court, they only served four pieces of biscuits and two spoons of beans for lunch.
They now want their relatives to be allowed to bring them home cooked meals during court appearances.
They also claimed that at the canteen, they have also been denied healthy foods something that has health implications.