Kachere Boys Reformatory Centre was originally built in the 1960s as a remand centre. While over the past two years significant strides have been made in improving conditions at Kachere, sleeping and sanitary conditions remain sub-standard. Kachere was originally built with a capacity for 70 persons. While writing this post today I am saddened to say that there are 202 boys being held at Kachere, 33 are awaiting trial (16 of who are answering charges of homicide) with the remainder serving sentences for a variety of offences from simple theft to robbery and homicide.
|Ruth facilitating training|
As a result of this intervention it is hoped that more boys will be empowered to advocate for their own rights and find the voice to demand access to justice!
By Ruth Dowling BL