Mothers in prison deserve better conditions to bring up children

Two inmates and a child at Lang'ata Women's Prison in Nairobi. PHOTO | FILE | NMG

What you need to know:

  • The Kenya Prisons Service has allowed children under four years to accompany their mothers to prison, where they are accorded relatively proper care.

  • Although research has also shown that maintaining family bonds can help to ease the trauma on children, the prison experience causes immense psychological damage on them.

Every second Sunday of May, the world celebrates mothers, motherhood and the critical role they play in society. Mother’s Day has been commemorated in various ways since 1908, with this year’s falling on Sunday, May 12.

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