Isaya Osugo, former Commissioner General of Prisons, pronounced dead.


Isaya Mosiori Osugo, the former prisons commissioner general, has passed away.

According to a family spokesperson, Osugo passed away at the Nairobi Hospital on Monday night following a brief illness.

He had been a patient in the ICU for days due to mysterious conditions.

Osugo finally reached retirement age and left his job in 2019.

He is lauded for his leadership in instituting substantial changes that led to secure prison facilities.

While working for the National Police Service as the Nairobi Provincial Criminal Investigation Officer in 2008, Osugo was promoted to the position of Commissioner of Prisons.

Osugo had been a police officer for quite some time and had a number of different ranks.

Before being promoted and moved to the position of Provincial CID Chief in the Eastern Province, he served as the Nairobi Central Divisional CID Chief.

After being promoted to prisons commissioner, he was relocated back to Nairobi in 2005 to continue in the same role.

Prison guards had rioted about conditions in the institution before former president Mwai Kibaki appointed him to his position.

Like others, they voiced dissatisfaction with the lack of uniforms and shelter.

By bringing in his own team, Osugo was capable of modernizing the division completely.

Many law enforcement officials and prison personnel have expressed their sadness at his passing, remembering him as a modest and dedicated colleague who positively impacted their lives.

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