Hospital renamed in fallen Prisons boss honour
A new Level Four hospital in Ruiru will be named after the fallen Commandant of the Kenya Prison Staff Training College.
The facility within the college’s compound will be renamed Wanini Keriri Magereza Hospital in remembrance and honour of the departed officer, according to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.
Matiang’i was speaking at the college during the launch of a new training course for prison cadet officers and other senior officers.
He said the first batch of 226 cadet trainees will be medical professionals who will be working at the hospital which also serves members of the public.
While paying tribute to Ms Keriri, Matiang’i said she had a long chequered career and served selflessly with diligence, hence the government’s decision to name the facility after her.
He said there are 12,500 applications for the cadet positions but less than 300 made it to the final list. Matiang’i said the new course is a way of scaling up the professionalism in the prison service.
“This course is meant to create new leaders in the service. We want our officers to measure up to the expectations of the President who was instrumental in its establishment,” Matiang’i said.
Saying it is now evident that the security sector has improved, he urged the officers to uphold the highest morals, maintaining that they carry the vision of the President.