First Lady in kisumu to celebrate IWD and launch Chandaria Kisumu Women’s prison workshop

First Lady Rachel Ruto is expected in Kisumu today for the celebrations of International Women’s day .

Mama Rachel will be at the Kisumu Women’s prison.

She is also expected to launch the construction of the Chandaria Kisumu Women’s prison workshop.

The first lady will be joined by Deputy Governor Mathews Owili, PS state department for correctional services Salome Beacco, Commisoner General Prison Brigadier John Warioba among other dignitaries.

The first lady will be received at the Kisumu International Airport by the county government before heading straight to the women’s prison.

The set to to be launched contributions of the workshop will encompass a bakery, tailoring, and ICT hub, and an expectation of ‘Karakana Project’, an initiative by First Rachel where the female inmates will be trained on cross-crocheting.

The workshop will be used as a training center for inmates on different skills they require, and in return get markets of their products outside; with the proceeds they generate being used to uplift their family’s lives.

In January during the launch of Shimo la Tewa Women Prison Chandaria Workshop, Beacco who spearheaded this this initiative is also meant to empower women by fostering entrepreneurship, enabling them to build essential capital for future business endeavors and reintegration into society, and also contribute to their long-term economic self-sufficiency.

She said the inmates will also get a chance to get vocational and educational training skills in various sectors at the prison workshop and be equipped with commercial equipment, raw materials plus a seed capital to kick-start production.

Similar projects have been availed in Mombasa, Shimo la Tewa workshop , Meru and Lang’ata women prisons.