Kiambu GK Prison has benefitted from about 10 tons of firewood which will be used to cook food for inmates at the institution.
The firewood was acquired from some 20 trees that were cut to pave way for construction of a new office block for the Kiambu County Commissioner.
County Procurement Officer, Samuel Karanja, said the disposal committee had come up with the decision to donate the logs to the Prisons Department, owing to huge demand for the same at the facility.
He told KNA, Saturday, at the site of the proposed office that the inmates had also benefitted owing to their ability to fell the trees on their own and also load them to a vehicle that would ferry them to their institution.
Prior to the cutting down of the trees, Kiambu Forester, James Thairu, said during the identification process that only trees that posed danger to government buildings would be harvested
The new office block will accommodate the County Commissioner and Departmental Heads of the National Government so as to enable them serve members of the public conveniently without moving long distances.
They are currently scattered in diverse locations where some are working from tiny offices in rented premises without adequate space for the large numbers of public in need of service from the Government.
Kiambu County Commissioner, Wilson Wanyanga, is currently working from the office of the Deputy County Commissioner.
Source: Kenya News Agency