Twenty two inmates at the Nyandarua GK Prison correctional facility have graduated with a diploma in Theology.
The inmates underwent the training sponsored by the PCEA church through its Theological Education Extension programme.
They were challenged to utilize their energies and opportunity to reform and transform their lives.
In recognition of their achievement, walked across the stage as they were conferred with the diplomas.
The convicts now join a group of over 1,500 others from 18 prisons who have received similar training.
Presiding over the ceremony at the Prison, Revered James Kahenya, the moderator of Kibathi PCEA church, challenged the inmates to direct their energies to reforming and transforming their lives.
Kahenya observed that majority of inmates were young convicts who had an opportunity to change their lives and urged them to embrace the program as part of change and transformation journey, but this, he said depends solely on their choice.
His sentiments were echoed by the Theological Education by Extension programme Director Patrick Mwangi Muthungu who observed that the Theological training for convicts was a wholesome program that enables the inmates be instrument of change.
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The convicts and their relatives who spoke at the fete hailed the program saying this initiative was necessary since it was not only nourishing the trainees spiritually buts also in the conversion of character.