Fire guts prison dormitory in Mwea
The Mwea G.K Prison dorm Kamiti maximum prison transferees set on fire yesterday
A fire has gutted down a prison dormitory in Mwea , Kirinyaga County leaving over 100 inmates without shelter .
The 11 am fire was allegedly started by some 58 hardcore inmates who were transferred from Kamiti maximum prison last week.
The said hardcore convicted criminals started drama immediately there were brought to the facility when they declined to disembark from the prison van.
‘’After some time with an encounter with the local prison warders and those who had accompanied the transferred inmates, they agreed to disembark but vehemently declined to sign for their personal effects, ‘’ said an officer privy to yesterday’s incident .
The inmates also declined to take meals provided by the prison authorities but instead defecated on serving bows to the disgust of the Warders.
They were resisting from being transferred from Kamiti to the facility claiming being confined there was a death sentence .
“We would rather you take us back to Kamiti and not here (Mwea), where we are aware those who survive due to the harsh treatment are just a few ,”shouted the criminals.
A section of the Mwea G.K. Prison hardcore inmantes from Kamiti set on fire protesting their transfer to the facility yesterday
On realizing the prison authorities would not barge , the inmates gave in but promised to ‘teach’ them a lesson they would live to remember forever according to impeccable source at the facility .
Come yesterday and the criminals had set the dormitory on fire using a gas ignited match and all hell broke loose .
The County fire engine could not access the burning dormitory as there was no passage leaving everyone to watch in disbelief until the roof caved down .
The firemen had even suggested to be allowed to drive their machine behind the burning dorm but the prison authorities declined cited high breach of security.
Since the media was barred from accessing the facility no details were forthcoming from the authorities and so far , all in the public domain was the story on the 58 hardcore criminals transferees from Kamiti having caused havoc at the facility.