Kenya's jails condemned as `death dungeons'

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Kenya's jails condemned as `death dungeons'

Kenya's prisons are among the most "cruel, inhuman and horrifying in the world", according to a report just by the Kenya Human Rights Commission.

Describing the country's jails as "dungeons of death", the report, A Death Sentence: Prison Conditions in Kenya, tells of overcrowded cells infested with lice, fleas, bedbugs and mosquitoes as well as of leaking roofs and cracked floors smeared with human waste. Citing former inmates, it says the sick are sometimes chained on hospital beds for days with dead prisoners beside them. Some inmates are said to be forced by hunger and lack of waterinto eating their own waste and washing in their own urine. David Orr - Nairobi

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