Thursday, 2 August 2012

Assistant Commissioner of Prisons in Kenya retires to join politics

By Fred Maingi in Nairobi  Kenya
Retiring Assistant Commissioner of prisons in Kenya  Francis Makathimo has vowed to empower the youth and create employment in the newly created Buuri
constituency in Meru County.
Prison officers  march:Makathimo worked with them well
Makathimo is retiring to plunge into active politics after serving
the Prison department for 29 years .He said he was retiring from his
plum job a proud man after posting tremendous achievement.
 If elected, the former Muguga High school teacher said he will
embark in his new role by ensuring water is available by sinking as
many boreholes as possible.He said he would be happy to see the youth
learn latest information technology, and  to empower themselves with
self employment.He said he will start a strong foundation to raise
funds for the youth in Buuri constituency and the less privileged
members of the society.
 He said he was confident once the Isiolo International Airport is
ready, the Government will come in handy and provide all the necessary
support including security.
 Speaking during a farewell party held at the Nairobi West Prisons
officers mess, Makathimo said he will partner with the Government and
other stakeholders to enhance safety and security for the residents,
businesses, and visitors.

  I’m retiring from the Prison services as a proud man. I’m proud of
the parliamentary seats that have given our prisons department a good
image.Despite lack of facilities, and equipment, our staff were able
to come up with state of the art Parliamentary seats that have earned
us also enemies who have threatened to sue us for taking up their
work.The money to be generated from the seats will be ploughed back in
the prison department and even equip our facilities’ Observed
  The outgoing commissioner who was appointed a life governor of the
Agricultural society of Kenya (ASK) last year by President Mwai Kibaki
pleaded with politicians not to abuse one another but instead
cultivate a culture of give and take since leadership comes from the
   In attendance was Senior deputy commissioner of police Benjamin
Njoga who read a special message from the  commissioner of prisons
Isaiah Osugo .The latter described Makathimo as a focused
administrator,patriotic team player and a great hero in the Ministry.
 The outgoing commissioner however expressed confidence the Prison
department will continue to grow by educating and transforming the
life’s of prisoners and helps the country in implementing strategies
for safety and security e

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