You don’t value your freedom until you lose it; it is one of the most precious things to have.
Some sex-starved inmates of Mtangani GK Prison in Malindi, Kilifi County of Kenya have begged the country’s government to institute new laws that will allow them to enjoy sexual intimacy with their visiting spouses, reports say.
The women appear to be in a dire need of sex that they did not mince words in demanding for an amendment to the laws of the land in their favour.
One of the inmates Sofia Swaleh who is serving a life sentence spoke on behalf of her fellow female prisoners.
According to her, the time allocated to their visiting spouses and relatives is so short that does not allow for sexual intimacy.
“The Government, through the leadership of Kenyan prisons, should introduce a law that allows women serving lengthy jail terms enjoy sexual intimacy with their visiting husbands,” said Sofia Swaleh.
Currently, once you are sentenced, a prisoner loses most rights including the conjugal ones.
Meanwhile, Mtangani GK Prison senior administrator, Purity Nkatha Muthaura reportedly told K24 Digital that it will only take parliament to make changes to the law as prisoners have demanded.
Reports say in 2014 a similar suggestion was made but the Government kicked against it, saying it was not being ready for it.