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Kenya: Kodiaga prison sewage flows into River Saka

Kenya Prisons Commissioner-General Isaiah Osugo has admitted that the main correctional facility in Kisumu has been emitting raw sewage into a river from which residents fetch drinking water.

Mr Osugo toured Kodiaga Maximum Security Prison on Tuesday alongside prisons bosses in Nyanza region.

He admitted that the facility had been emitting raw sewage into River Saka but said they were working on a short term solution that had seen Sh6 million set aside for an upgrade of the disposal system.

OLD SYSTEM

The prison uses a sewer system put up in the 1950s but which had been functioning until 2008.

It was originally designed to serve inmates, prison staff and their families.

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