Ex-convict welcomed back home after serving 20-year jail sentence
of Kianjiru, Kirinyaga County have ecstatically welcomed back one of their
fellow natives after he spent nearly two decades behind bars.
The ex-convict, Daniel Bundi was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in 2002 after being found guilty of rape. He was freed from Embu Prison after successfully completing his sentence.
According to multiple reports, residents thronged Bundi’s family home where they excitedly celebrated and made merry in honour of his release.
Bundi says that he spent the two decades imparting himself with knowledge that he could use upon his release and this has seen him morph into a highly skilled and reliable tailor. While recollecting his long time behind bars, Bundi urged youth to steer clear of criminal activities that can land them in prison, citing that life in correctional facilities is difficult and not for the faint-hearted.
According to Bundi’s father, the celebrations will continue at length with his family in no rush to conclude the festivities.
On his part, area Chief Julius Munene and Embu Prison OIC John Ndiema urged area residents to welcome back Bundi into the society with open arms and not to stigmatise him since he was a reformed offender.