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‘Gifted’ Inmate Escapes Kenya’s Flawed Justice System

In late December, while taking an exam at a University of Nairobi campus in Kabete, Kenya, a prisoner serving a life sentence for a violent robbery escaped. Peter Kamau Ndungu, an inmate at Naivasha Maximum Prison, had been studying for a bachelor’s degree in commerce. The prison helped arrange for his education and it was not unusual for guards to escort him off-site. "He went into the classroom like he had done for two years," said Patrick Mwenda, officer in charge of...

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