Former Kenyan Prison boss dies

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The former Assistant Commissioner General of Prisons Patrick Mwenda is dead.

He died in Mombasa, a coastal part of the country, a few days after undergoing head surgery.

The surgery was meant to remove a blood clot following a bathroom accident.

"He was in great health until he fell in his Mombasa house and sustained a head injury. Unfortunately, he died a few days after the operation," the deceased's friend, Francis Mwangi, is reported as saying by the Star Newspaper.

The deceased will be recognized for instituting education reforms in the country's correctional facilities, which resulted in over 2,000 convicts receiving educational opportunities while incarcerated.

During his tenure in Naivasha Maximum Prison, Mwenda also championed the establishment of the Mindfulness Project, which sought to positively alter the intellects of inmates prior to their release into society.

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