Uhuru mourns Senior Assistant Commissioner of Prisons Wanini Kireri

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a condolence message to the family, friends and colleagues of the departed Senior Assistant Commissioner of Prisons and first woman Commandant of Prisons Staff Training College, Ms Wanini Kireri.

The Kenyan Head of State mourned the deceased as a trailblazer who broke the glass ceiling for Kenyan women serving in the prison service through sheer hardwork, determination and discipline.

President Kenyatta regretted that death had robbed Kenya of one of her brightest stars, whose decades of outstanding public service had helped uplift the profile of the Kenya Prisons Service.

"Ms. Wanini Kireri enlisted in the Kenya Prisons Service as a Cadet in 1982 and has over the years risen through the ranks to become Kenya's highest positioned prisons officer, earning several accolades and decorations along the way," read part of the statement released by the State House.

Ms. Wanini breathed her last on Tuesday after a short illness.

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