First Kenyan woman to be a commandant of prisons dies

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Kenya's Senior Assistant Commissioner General of Prisons, Wanini Kireri, is dead.

Kireri breathed her last on Tuesday after a short illness.

The deceased was the first woman commandant of Prisons Staff Training College.

Her death was confirmed by Commissioner-General of Prisons John Warioba.

"It is with deep sorrow that the Kenya Prisons Service wishes to inform the general public of the unfortunate demise of the commandant, Prisons Staff Training College- Ruiru, SACGP Wanii Kireri, EBS," read a statement by brigadier Warioba.

Warioba eulogized her as a dedicated servant who was dedicated to carrying out her mandate meticulously.

"She was a gallant, dedicated, selfless and committed officer. Her illustrious career saw her serve the service in various capacities," he added.

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