Inmates Get 200 Animals for Christmas

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The Uganda Prison Services, Spokesperson, Frank Baine, says the animals including goats, sheep and cows were slaughtered on Christmas Eve for distribution in the 249 units across the country.

Uganda Prison Services procured 200 animals for the festive season for prison officers and inmates across the country, URN has learnt. 


The Uganda Prison Services, Spokesperson, Frank Baine, says the animals including goats, sheep and cows were slaughtered on Christmas Eve for distribution in the 249 units across the country.
 


He said the move is aimed at making the inmate feel at home and share the joy of Christmas. Frank Katungye Muhangi, the Commissioner for Prisons Eastern Uganda, says they received 74 cows and six goats for distribution in the 18 Prison facilities in Bugisu, Sebei, Pallisa, Tororo and Busia district.
 

 
According to Muhandi, inmates are humans just like anyone else and deserve to enjoy the festive season. An inmate at Malukhu government prison only identified as Masaba celebrating Christmas by eating meat.
 

Masaba, who is serving a year jail term for defilement, says he had spent the last five years without tasting meat. 



"By eating meat this Christmas i feel at home and i am very happy because i am going to enjoy instead of beans," he said.

 

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Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.