President Uhuru Kenyatta has called upon the newly graduated prison cadet officers to adhere to the customs of the service when deliberating their mandates.
Making his remarks at the 25th Kenya Prisons Service Cadets Pass-out from the Kenya Prisons Staff Training College in Ruiru, the head of state said his government will continue providing support in recruiting specialists and professionals in providing risks assessment skills in rehabilitation centers.
"I urge each and every one of you graduating today to honor with fidelity the ethos of the service in all that you do," said Kenyatta.
President Kenyatta said he's happy with what the Prison department has done in promoting the big 4 agenda specifically in food security and manufacturing.
"I am very happy that the service is now making important contributions to the Big 4 agenda, particularly in terms of food security and manufacturing," said Kenyatta.
At the same time, Uhuru has confirmed that currently there are 1400 acres of land under Commercial maize production and a maize processing plant with the capacity of producing 30 tonnes per day is under construction at Naivasha prison which will supply maize flour for inmate food.
Kenyatta has also said that the Mwea rice farm is also being transformed into a model farm for rice production with its size being increased to 200 acres.
Similarly, President Kenyatta has said that his government has set up plans to produce certified potatoes seeds at Nyandarua Prisons.
Pedigree dairy cattle have been introduced at Ngeria and Shukusha farm together with an improved boran beef herd next to Kamiti prisons farm.
Kenyatta has also said that his government has revamped accommodation facilities, introduced comprehensive healthcare, and implemented professional development that ensures officers can upscale and improve themselves.
A total of 159 Prison Service Cadets graduated today.
They will be deployed to various prisons across the country.