Inmates awarded Law Degrees


Former police inspector Dickson Munene is among the 17 convicts who were awarded law degrees by University of London at Kamiti Maximum Prison after 4 years of learning behind bars.

10 of the graduands were convicts in different prisons, 3 were ex convicts who enrolled while still in prison.

This programe is by the  African Prisons Project (APP), a project which was started in Uganda a decade ago to equip prisoners with legal skills and to ensure they get timely justice.

To enroll for the law degree, one must have scored at least a C+ in KCSE and a similar grade in English and Kiswahili. One must also first complete a three-week training as a paralegal officer to offer legal advice to fellow inmates.After six months, paralegals are advised to enrol for a diploma in law and then a degree in the same field.