The late Prisons Staff Training Commandant, Wanini Kireri was laid to rest on Thursday June 9 at her home in Nanyuki Kenya.
Wanini who was a senior Assistant Commissioner General of Prisons was given full Service honors at her farm in a ceremony attended by senior Ministry and Prisons officers. Wanini was eulogised as a dedicated public servant who initiated reforms in the prisons service.
In a tribute read by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, president Uhuru Kenyatta described the late Wanini as a selfless, dedicated patriot who gave her entire life to serving the country. “Kenya has been robbed of one of her brightest stars whose decades of outstanding public service had helped uplift the profile of Kenya Prisons Service,” Uhuru stated
The President described Wanini Kireri as a trailblazer who broke the glass ceiling for Kenyan women serving in the Prison Service through sheer hard work, determination, and discipline
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi described Kireri as an instrumental member of his Ministry, adding that her work ethic was admired by the President. He stated that the fallen prison’s boss received many accolades in her career given the numerous reforms she implemented in the prison’s department. Matiangi announced that the government would name a building in honour of Wanini’s service to the prison’s department.
Matiang’i revealed that the former prisons boss’ decision to have a female Parade Commandant at the Kenya Prisons Training College impressed Uhuru that he challenged the KDF boss to implement the same.